Grave Miasma

Endless Pilgrimage (Profound Lore)


Grave Miasma likes to fuck shit up. "Yama Transforms to Afterlife," opening cut to the London act's fourth slab, begins with mystical sitar that's almost soothing before slamming into filthy, doom-laden riffs, thrashing death beats, and blackened vokills reeking of malevolence. "Utterance of the Foulest Spirit" stays true to that stench, adding a knee-twisting rhythm and a dash of melody. "Glorification of the Impure" and "Purgative Circumvolution" veer toward the violent side of the road via raging blastbeats and squealing guitar solos, but "Full Moon Dawn" splits the difference between majestic horrorscapes and straight slaughter.


A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Tia Carrera
Visitors / Early Purple (Record Review)

Michael Toland, April 19, 2019

Texas Platters
Dogs & Diamonds
Last Free Exit (Record Review)

Tim Stegall, April 19, 2019

More by Michael Toland
Steve Gunn Remembers the Stonehurst Cowboy
Steve Gunn Remembers the Stonehurst Cowboy
Guitarist deep dives into the lyrical and familial

April 18, 2019

Texas Platters
Crypt Trip
Haze County (Record Review)

April 12, 2019


Grave Miasma

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle