Grave:castle – “Maleficence Kneels To God With Iron Shackles”


A quick-paced post-punk allure breaks through on the latest track from Grave:castle. “Maleficence Kneels To God With Iron Shackles” kicks quickly into gear with a brisk bass line bouncing amidst ghostly synths and haunting wordless vocals. The lead vocals emerge with a debonair, murky quality — bolstered by flashes of keys alongside the steady bass pulse. The eerie synth infusion at mid-point adds to a soundscape fit for autumnal walks, particularly when brooding.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Post-Punk.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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