29 August 2019


This 2007 recording is challenging on purpose. Bl(e)ak metal from Washington (with BONE AWL members thrown in for good measure), GRAND MOOD presents as light and inoffensive, with clean guitars soaring overhead like cicadas creating a subtle menace in the mental distance. There are only three tracks (with an instrumental version of each on the flip), and they very blunt -  you've got the ubiquitous howling BM vocals anguished in the dark corner of the mix and a lot of the riffs are honestly pretty standard, but this tape is all about creating a mood and transmitting a desperate energy. And in that, Final Urge To March is a great success. 

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