Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Dominion VIII by Grave, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Dominion VIII

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Some of Sweden's death metal pioneers — that is, the Swedish death metal bands that were formed in the late 1980s and early '90s — have evolved along the way. Entombed, for example, have changed a lot since the beginning. Others, meanwhile, have refused to alter their sound significantly, which is why the Grave of the late 2000s sounds a lot like the Grave that gave us Into the Grave back in 1991. Dominion VIII doesn't pretend to break any new ground for the Swedish band; this 2008 release finds Grave clinging to the death metal basics, and that means the usual recipe of Occult-minded lyrics, growling vocals, fast tempos, and crushing brutality. There are no attempts to explore melodic death metal, incorporate black metal, experiment with elements of metalcore, or do any of the other things that some death metal bands have done to broaden their horizons; Grave sticks to its guns stylistically, and while Dominion VIII is fairly predictable, it is also noteworthy if one is in the mood for a dose of vicious, head-kicking exhilaration. Unfortunately, the album's production isn't as strong as it could be — that part is disappointing — but the good news is that Ola Lindgren's lead vocals are fairly intelligible. A frequent complaint one hears about both death metal and black metal is that too many vocalists render their lyrics indecipherable, but on Dominion VIII, one can generally understand the death-and-destruction lyrics that are coming out of Lindgren's mouth. Although not without its shortcomings, Dominion VIII has more pluses than minuses — and death metal purists will be glad to know that Grave hasn't lost any of its viciousness after all these years.


Formed: 1989

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Emerging from the Swedish death metal scene in the late '80s, Grave first made an impact upon their surroundings with the fittingly titled 1991 debut Into the Grave. Following with their second album, 1992's You'll Never See, the band's lineup remained, with Ola Lindgren on guitar, Jensa Paulsson on drums, and Jorgen Sandstrom on bass and vocals (or "growling" as the case may be). After release of the 1993 EP And Here I Die Satisfied, and their third album, 1994's Soulless, Lindgren took over on...
Full bio
Dominion VIII, Grave
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influenced by this Artist