† And then the Curse swept the Earth

quarta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2011


And now some blaspheme greek Black Metal! Ravencult's "Morbid Blood". Ravencult is another of Greece's traditional black metal outfits, exchanging the cultural leanings or aural experimentation of a Rotting Christ or a Necromantia for a pure throttling pioneered by the likes of Bathory, Nifelheim, Mayhem and Impaled Nazarene. They lack the colder, depressive onslaught feeling, but they compensate with a thick, writhing tone and a slew of memorable enough riff attacks that succeed in slamming the listener through a brick wall from the sheer level of hostility alone. This is not the black metal of the cold woods at night. You can't see your own breath in it. The wolves have turned in for the evening. No, this is more like a street fight through perdition, a brawl in the ritual chamber, a muscle car with a potent engine that spews only diabolical exhaust in its wake. Unfortunately i do not consider it awesome enough to earn its place on the List for the Best Of 2011. But don't get me wrong, it's still a great release and Ravencult delivers. Buy it here.

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