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Graveland - Black Metal Band

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  • Band: Graveland
  • Genre: Black Metal
  • Lyrical Themes: Paganism, War, Mythology

Graveland is a black metal band founded in 1991 by Rob Darken.

Formed in Poland, Graveland is thus one of the first non-Norwegian second wave black metal acts to have emerged from Europe.

The lyrics and imagery of Graveland are strongly inspired by European mythology, nature, winter and war.

The early work of the band focused more on Celtic and Slavic myths and logos, while their later work is more inspired by Norse mythology and Wotanism.

Likewise, the musical style of the band has evolved from raw black metal on their early releases to a form of blackened Viking metal that incorporates various folk and pagan metal elements, and later even some epic and symphonic metal, although they are sporadically used.

Graveland, like various other black metal acts such as Emperor and Satyricon, has often been accused of playing "National Socialist Black Metal" (NSBM), something Rob Darken has denied on multiple occasions.

For most of their history, the band Graveland was known for not playing any live shows, much like bands like Burzum, Darkthrone and Phantom. Nonetheless, Graveland started playing live concerts in 2016.

Graveland is one of the most noteworthy bands of the second wave of black metal, and is often regarded as the most influential band to have spawned outside of Norway during that time period.

Some of their songs have been covered by Antekhrist, Neraines, Peste Noire, Immortal and Satyricon.

Graveland Metal Albums

Here is the complete list of albums by Graveland :

Carpathian WolvesBlack Metal199495% (1 reviews)
Thousand SwordsBlack Metal199594% (2 reviews)
Following the Voice of BloodBlack Metal199798% (1 reviews)
Thunderbolts of the GodsBlack Metal201391% (1 reviews)
1050 Years of Pagan CultBlack Metal201698% (1 reviews)
Dawn of Iron BladesBlack Metal2018100% (1 reviews)

All are certified Graveland metal albums.

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