Grimlord is a Polish metal band, whom I have to say really are quite enjoyable, the CD cover artwork of Dolce Vita Sath-anas brought thoughts of darker metal than what I was to hear on this CD. But then again Grimlord's only original member Bartosz Zrebiec was previously in a black metal band, by the name of Vallachia.
The vocals are limited to the first three tracks, but thereafter the emphasis is on well played heavy instrumentals, like "Ground Zero" and "Shade of wrath angels", and these compositions from Grimlord really lure you in. From the reviews I have read of their last effort Blood Runneth Over, which I haven't heard, these reviews do give the impression that Grimlord have stepped up a level with Dolce Vita Sath-anas.
Grimlord's music has its quota of technical metal wizardry; on Dolce Vita Sath-anas Grimlord's three creative musicians pool their talents, producing some appealing material. Kicking off with heavy title track "Dolce Vita Sath-anas", this song goes through a few changes including some rapid fire drumming that reapears later, before the guitar sound that reminds me of Children Of Bodom at first comes into play. The instrumentals start with "Shades Of Wrath" which has a great feel, these are what I really enjoyed, the vocals are ok, but their musicianship is what got me hooked.
Even though I can't pronounce Dolce Vita Sath-anas, I am so pleased I have had the opportunity to hear this band, and if Grimlord weren't to your liking previously, then maybe it's time to revisit this band.
1. Dolce Vita Sath-anas
2. When The Heads Are Going Down
3. Oh! My King
4. Shade Of Wrath Angels
5. Ground Zero
6. Dissolution Of Eternity
7. Ancient Land Of Ys
8. Avericious Scavenger/Panth Of Lash
9. Lamentation Sword