Monday, February 23, 2015

GRIEVER + Lambgoat

With Griever's debut full-length, Our Love Is Different, out tomorrow, February 24th, on Vitriol Records, the San Diego-based, Lewd Acts-affiliated band has offered up the full album to Lambgoat for an advance listen.

Stream Griever's Our Love Is Different in its entirety, here.

Order the album from Vitriol Records, here.

As Lambgoat puts it, "Don't expect Lewd Acts 2.0... Griever is its own animal. Melding rock, post-punk, hardcore, and everything in between, Griever nearly defies description... Our Love Is Different is a journey amidst hoarse vocals, driving grooves, nuanced melodies, and punk aplomb."

Comparisons have been made to a range of bands, from Torche to Touche Amore – somewhere in between the former's melody and the latter's melancholy lies the mighty Griever. Freight-train beats, radiant guitars, and the absolute hoarsest vocals add up to a heavy brand of post-hardcore that really shines on songs like the title track and "The Endless Wall." 

Our Love Is Different was recorded by Griever's Alex Jacobelli, with Tommy Garcia, and mastered by Nick Zampiello (Converge, Coliseum) at New Alliance.

Griever, live:
February 27 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ Ghostlimb

"Don't expect Lewd Acts 2.0... Griever is its own animal. Melding rock, post-punk, hardcore, and everything in between, Griever nearly defies description... Our Love Is Different is a journey amidst hoarse vocals, driving grooves, nuanced melodies, and punk aplomb."
–Lambgoat

"Griever balance an accessible, pile-driving sound that recalls the burly hardcore of Coliseum or the roaring psych-metal of early Baroness... Though just about everything on Our Love Is Different unabashedly rocks, it has its subtler, tempered moments as well. 'The Endless Wall' is one such incredible moment, with the band slowing its pummel to an ominous chug and Jacobelli opting for a clean vocal performance...  A hardcore-metal hybrid done right, and another positive beacon for San Diego's scene."
–San Diego City Beat

"Alex Jacobelli and Cory Groenenberg are already responsible for playing in the great San Diego hardcore band Lewd Acts, and the two have formed another band together called Griever... which sees them adding Torche-style sludge to their punk upbringing."
–BrooklynVegan

"A massive skate bowl/melting pot of melodic punk, dissonant hardcore, emo straight from the basement of the '90s and melancholic post-punk."

–Decibel

"Hardcore speaker-shatterers"
–Gear Gods

"Sludge-driven hardcore"
–Scene Point Blank

"Post-hardcore that pummels and uplifts"
–Ghettoblaster

"Melodic sludge/punk... Upbeat, heavy, catchy"
–American Aftermath

"A harsh, more weighty Touche Amore"
–Ghost Cult