Friday, April 12, 2013

Raven Lord/Descent To The Underworld/Mausolem Records/2013 CD Review

  Raven  Lord  are  an  international  band  with  members  being  from  the  United  States  and  various  European  countries  with  a  musical  style  I  would  describe  as  being  heavy/power  metal  with  neo  classical  elements  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Descent  To  The  Underworld"  which  was  released  by  Mausolem  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  no  blast  beats  being  present  on  this  recording,  while  the  keyboards  bring  a  very  symphonic  and  neo  classical  sound  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  traditional  and  power  metal  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  a  great  amount  of  melody  being  thrown  into t he  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  old  school  and  melodic  sounding  heavy/power  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads  that  utilize  some  neo  classical  elements  at  times.

  Vocals  are  mostly  clean  singing  heavy/power  metal  vocals  along  with  some  back  up  shouts,  while the  lyrics  cover  dark,  historical,  mythology  and  metal  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Raven  Lord  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  heavy  and  power  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Attila  The  Hun"  "Promised  Land"  "World  Out  Of  Steel"  and  "Metal  Knights".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

1 comment:

  1. The full Raven Lord album "Descent To The Underworld", can be streamed here:

    See them live in 2013:
    20. June 2013 The Diamond, Nottingham, UK
    22. June 2013 R-Mine Metalfest, De Posthoorn, Hamont-Achel, Belgium