The Redemptive End
- Brand: Groza
- Product Code: Groza–TheRedemptiveEnd
Regular Edition in Black vinyl
It’s melodic, well-written, and powerfully climactic in the right ways, and each listen warrants more treasures unearthed. It does pose a bit of a dilemma in that its similarity to Mgła remains unscathed, just slightly adjusted, calling into question the issue of mimicry to begin with. We can easily stomach Darkthrone copycats and Immortal mimics, but Mgła seems to remain off-limits? That being said, while Groza does have all the ingredients for a delicious black metal platter and their potential is obscenely obvious, it just hasn’t all come together yet. The Redemptive End does not have much blatantly wrong with it, glowing with an organic melodic approach and unafraid to embrace the darkness. But thanks to an ease of comparison and/or a hesitation to experiment, Groza‘s solid sophomore effort is neither slump nor resounding success as much as it is business as usual.