Monday 23rd September 2019,
The Black Planet

GRIMLET – Theia: Aesthetics of a Lie


Eighteen years after their formation and seven years after their last release, the Portuguese Grimlet released “Theia: Aesthetics of a Lie”. Th album comprises one intro, four original songs and a different version of a song taken from the first album “Darkness Shrouds The Hidden”.

This death metal band from Figueira da Foz, without renouncing the progressive and technical characteristics present in the first two albums, in this LP they present us a slightly more direct and straightforward songs, grabbing some elements of old school death metal. This is achieved when you take in consideration the excellent guitar work presented and importantly David’s vocal extension. The vocals appears stronger and more haunting, as if the years passed had proportionally contributed to the improvement of his voice skills.

The songs range from six to eight minutes (minus the Covariance version of the “Knee-Deep in the Dead”). These are fairly well structured which leads the listener to pay attention to the many details included in their compositions.
The only downside to point out is the fact of being a rather short album, which gives us the feeling that it is more like an EP with a bonus track (the Covariance version) other than a full length record.
One can only hope that the band doesn’t take so long in the recording of their follow up album. Bands with the quality of Grimlet are needed in the Portuguese metal scene.


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Review by: João Osório
Managing editor: Filipe Gomes / Elsa Marques



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