At midday on a Cold October Friday the long emotional goodbye to Griever begins.
There’s a real sense of foreboding to the first 6 seconds of Make me believe, gloomy guitars signal the trademark sadness the local boys have been well known for before bouncing into a fast paced brutal verse, slowing down to crooning pace before building up to an astonishingly good chorus where cleans and screams battle for sadboi supremacy.
This is the first of 3 goodbye halloween singles from Griever, and the intro mimics the feeling when someone walks over your grave, a feeling of true dread when imagining a post Griever apocalypse.
However this is less of a funeral and more of a mad wake, yes the sound is dark and broody (what else would you expect from Griever) but you feel they may have been saving the best for last.
Like an encore at the end of your favourite bands show, this is a band at the height of their powers and we are saying goodbye far too soon.
Make Me Believe is metal-core the way metal-core should sound, crossing somewhere between the melodic side of the Amity Affliction and the heavier side of Killswitch Engage. This is a monster hit, emotive melodies, if inconsistent vocally at times, and a healthy aggression work to make a Metal-core banger, ok, it’s not going to change the face of the scene but it’s a heavyweight contender to challenge any of the big boys of the genre!
At this trajectory you have to wonder what else Griever have up their sleeve for their own final encore, it’s set to be a Halloween wake to remember, and you’re all invited.
They’ve even bought the breakdowns! - - Review by Djamel Makhlouf.
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