Graves at Sea finally land with debut full-length, the hulking, smothering ‘The Curse That Is’

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Graves at Sea (Orion Landau)There’s no timing on how long it takes a band to put out a debut record from the moment they form. Who knows what can happen after forces get together? In fact, sometimes bands rush the creative process and commit music before they’re really ready. So what’s better? Creating art too quickly or taking a long time?

There’s probably no real answer. But if Graves at Sea are to be taken as a an example, maybe waiting for ages to put out a first record isn’t a bad idea at all. Of course, their path is much different than many other groups, and their time making smaller releases and perfecting their live performances were good ways to make their way to “The Curse That Is.” This, their first record, is a total mammoth. A total of 76 minutes spread over eight songs provide ample demolition, almost as if they’ve pent…

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