Genre: Depressive black metal, post black metal
Full Length: The Eternal Revival
Label: Satanath Records
Release date: June 13, 2022
I’ll tell you one thing, looks (or should I say ‘sounds’ can be deceiving) because on the surface this looks like your everyday ‘Black Metal’ project but once you dive deep into it you understand it’s a lot more than that. Allow me to explain.
Across this 6 track effort released this year you have so many different styles and influences coming through to almost ‘lighten’ the commonly brooded sub-genre that is ‘Black Metal’ and helps reveal a more technical, creative and experimental aspect that you don’t normally see when talking about ‘Black Metal’.
For example there are elements of ‘Post Rock, Atmospheric, Ambient, Acoustic, Folk’ I honestly can say I’ve never heard these styles incorporated in the way that these guys are doing it, straight from the second track in you can hear that more ‘lively’ tone and production they were going for, you can hear it in the instrumentation and production value. Not to say this thing doesn’t have its heavy moments ‘because it definitely does’ but it also shares a more ‘melodic’ underlining tone which I find quite hypnotic in a way.
I think this project will definitely turn some ears, eyes and heads upon first glance. Maybe the ‘traditionalist’ or ‘purists’ won’t be able to stand this project and deem it ‘too experimental’ but I for one welcome the ongoing boundary pushing these guys are doing and hope to hear more from them in the coming years! –Corban Skipwith
Ravenblack: All instruments
2. Just to Live
3. A Crimson Shade
4. Temple of Regrets
5. The Eternal Revival
6. For All Those Gone