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STEVE VON TILL
A GRAVE IS A GRIM HORSE
When you involve yourself in the world of metal you don’t often find reasons to discuss beauty. Anger, violence, rage, hatred, those emotions and ideas you can count in but rarely beauty. I’m not sure why, perhaps beauty is a term that means something flowery and bright, an idea that metalheads tend to shy away from. When I think of beauty I think of it as an artistic concept, devoid of attachment to mass ideology. I can see something that’s so ugly it become beautiful or something so dark, so tragic that it illuminates the tragedy in all of our souls and thus becomes a thing of beauty. Such is the effect with Steve Von Till’s new solo album “A Grave Is A Grim Horse.” This is the third offering from Von Till and by far his most mature and---dare I say it---beautiful work to date.
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