Dig Two Graves – Deathwish Album Review – Metalhead Community
Today we are featuring another powerful progressive metal band; Dig Two Graves, from New Jersey, the USA. We have reviewed their latest release; Deathwish, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.
Dig Two Graves is an upcoming progressive metal band I have discovered about two weeks ago with their latest release; Deathwish, which was released not long ago on 6th of May, 2019. First of all, I’d like to say that it is great to hear musically and technically such standards from an upcoming band although Deathwish is their second official release. I am going to give you more details about their potentials and what they have to offer on this album.
Deathwish is a mix of a few different genres such as djent, prog metal, math rock wish some death metal elements and influences. I have listened to the full album a few times before writing my article here and in my opinion, Dig Two Graves is showing potential with their modern ideas, songwriting and musicianship skills, with no doubt. There are so many interesting ideas, riffage, and partitions in the album that will definitely make musicians much more interested in this album. The atmosphere is generally dark, tense, and mysterious that makes a difference for them in general. There are many changes in their style, tempo, and the mood in the compositions as you expect to hear from any prog band. The songs are mostly based on guitar partitions and there is no specific pattern for vocal lines. He is super free with his contributions and this small detail immediately reminded me of bands like Periphery.
As we all know, this music style is super popular and trendy lately. Most of the sub-metal music genres have evolved into a direction where there’s much more melodies, intelligence, and complexity. I have huge respect and admiration for those who are excited about it. In my opinion, Dig Two Graves has quite good standards for the job. Hands down. Not everybody can write compositions like these. In this way, they certainly deserve positive feedback for their work.
There’s nothing negative to mention about Deathwish album in general. However, there are a few things I can see that Dig Two Graves should focus, work on improving in the future. The reason I talked about how trendy this music style above is to underline the importance of being unique, in other words, making a difference as an artist. Metalhead Community readers will remember from some of my previous articles that I am a guy who’s into innovative ideas in music as in any kind of art. In my book, everything has good standards in Deathwish. But it is quite early to say Dig Two Graves is going to make a big difference with it in time, to be honest. Although there are so many different ideas in the songs, I can’t say I found them musically creative enough. I have listened to the whole album a few times, I enjoyed the music very well but I can’t remember even one single melody after all. As you can see these gents are quite young, intelligent and also advanced musicians. I am sure with the help and guidance of someone experienced in the music they can easily analyze their strengths and weaknesses, and become more conscious and precise about the band’s musical direction in time.
So when I take everything into account, I can say that I am well-impressed by Dig Two Graves’ capabilities on this album. I believe they’ve got a lot more to offer, this is just the beginning. Please check out the links below if you’d like to know more about Dig Two Graves and follow them on Social Media to show your support. Strongly Recommended for progressive metal music fans.
Dig Two Graves – Deathwish Album Review | Metalhead Community | Heavy Metal Blog | Metal Music Magazine
In conclusion, we, as Metalhead Community Team, congratulate Dig Two Graves for their powerful release; Deathwish, and wish them the very best in their future. Thanks for reading.
Artist Name: Dig Two Graves
Location: Somerville, NJ
Release Name: Deathwish
Release Date: May 06, 2019
Producer: Bryce Kariger
Similar To: Veil of Maya, Between the Buried and Me, Make Them Suffer, Born of Osiris, We Came as Romans, Monuments
1. As Above
2. Track 2
5. Iron Lungs and Paper Hearts
6. So Below
Mike Reisser: Vocals
Josh Brewer: Guitar
Jesse Agins: Bass
Kenny Meeks: Drums