Graular - Dark Triad - Song Review - Progressive Rock from Oslo, Norway

Graular - Dark Triad - Song Review - Progressive Rock from Oslo, Norway
Graular - Dark Triad - Song Review - Progressive Rock from Oslo, Norway

Today, we are featuring Graular, a promising modern progressive rock band from Oslo, Norway. In this review, I delve into their fantastic song, Dark Triad, exploring its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Graular is a highly impressive progressive rock band that caught my attention with their game-changing song, Dark Triad, released as a single in 2021. For those who may not be familiar with the band, Graular embarked on their musical journey with the single Shark in 2018, followed by two more singles, Collide (2020) and Dark Triad (2021). I invite you to listen to the song as you continue reading.

Graular stands out as one of the most captivating acts I have come across recently, crafting progressive music with an irresistible blend of traditional and modern elements, particularly evident in Dark Triad. One notable aspect that sets them apart is the richness found within their compositions, which distinguishes Graular from other bands on the planet.

Dark Triad is undeniably a fantastic piece of work, showcasing a myriad of creative and intricate elements. Graular demonstrates their potential through their approach, fusion of styles, intelligent songwriting skills, and exceptional musicianship. It is rare to find a band that excels both technically and musically, making Graular a standout act. Their musical influences range from progressive genius Steven Wilson and his epic project Porcupine Tree to Scandinavian progressive death metal legends Opeth. As a fan of these bands, it did not take long for me to appreciate what Graular aims to achieve.

The overall vibe of the song leans towards the positive rather than the dark, polished with a pop-rock music mix. As mentioned earlier, the composition boasts richness and effortlessly captivates listeners from start to finish. The melodies in Dark Triad evoke nostalgic feelings reminiscent of classic songs from the 90s by bands such as The Cardigans, No Doubt, and REM. This melody-based approach, executed with precision both in vocals and instrumentals, is one of the band's defining characteristics. While many bands excel in either technicality or melodic sensibility, these Norwegian gentlemen possess both and fearlessly showcase their abilities in Dark Triad, only their fourth officially released song. Am I impressed? Absolutely.

Technically, Dark Triad meets excellent standards overall. The band's inclination towards a pop-rock sound, although not my personal preference, is a deliberate choice that sets them apart within their niche. The pop mix plays a significant role in distinguishing Graular from other bands. While the band demonstrates the necessary foundations, this release barely scratches the surface of their true potential.

Taking everything into account, I am thoroughly impressed by Graular's potential. They possess all the necessary elements to ascend to the next level in their careers. The key lies in consistently releasing music while maintaining their high standards.

Please feel free to check out the links below to discover more about the band, follow them on social media, subscribe to their channels to show your support, and stay updated on their upcoming releases.

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team extends its congratulations to Graular for their amazing achievement in creating Dark Triad, and we wish them the very best in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.



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