In-Graved is a solo project for guitarist Victor Griffin, a
man who needs no introduction to the underground doom scene.
As the main guitarist in the mighty
as well as fronting his own band
Place Of Skulls
later on, Griffin has always delivered the goods.
Here, he takes a slight step back from the classic doom of his earlier
efforts toward a more relaxed, doomy 70's hard rock style, somewhat more
in the mold of his earlier solo album (2004's Late To An Early Grave
in fact two songs here originally appeared on that album).
There's still plenty of classic Griffin riffing and heaviness, but
also a more restrained feel, as well as some interesting diversions such
as a nice cover of the Jethro Tull classic "Teacher".
Griffin plays all the guitars of course and also capably sings,
the project rounded out by old friend Pete Campbell on drums and a bevy
of guest bass players, some also well known in the scene
(Ron Holzner of
Guy Pinhas of
and Griffin's Pentagram mate Greg Turley, to name three).
Doom fans can't go wrong here.
- Digital Critic
- What If ...
- Late for an Early Grave
- Fading Flower
- Thorn in the Flesh
- Teacher (Jethro Tull cover)
- Love Song for the Dying
- Never Surrender
- Victor Griffin
- Pete Campbell