Graveyard are a band from Spain that plays a very traditional and old school form of death metal and this is a review of their 2015 compilation album "The Coffin Years" which was released by Black Seed Productions.
A very dark, raw and filthy 90's old school death metal sound starts off the compilation along with some high pitched screams and morbid sounding melodies and a few seconds alter growling vocals make their presence known in the songs and the songs also bring in a great mixture of blast beats and Swedish influences.
Throughout the compilation you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the vocals can also get very guttural at times and the solos and leads the band uses are in a melodic musical direction and some songs also bring in a small amount of synths.
All of the songs sound like they could of easily been recorded in the 90's and while the band is from Spain the music sounds mostly Swedish while some riffs also bring in a touch of thrash and they also bring in Bolt Thrower, Motorhead, Celtic Frost, Carcass, Darkthrone and Sodom covers and also closes the compilation with a few live tracks.
Graveyard plays a style of death metal that is very heavily rooted in the early 90's and has a very vintage Swedish sound to them and they also pay tribute o their influences with a great amount of cover tunes, the production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover death, horror and the writings of H.P Lovecraft.
In my opinion Graveyard are a very great sounding old school style death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "One Of Them" "What Dwells Within" "Silent Whispers Of The Graveless" and "Riding A Pale Horse". 8 out of 10.