|Review: The Wolves of Avalon - Carrion Crows Over Camlan|
|Carrion Crows Over Camlan|
Label: Godreah Records
Year released: 2011
Genre: Pagan Metal
Review online: August 1, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Carrion Crows Over Camlan
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)
This is interesting. A kind of folky, Pagan/Black Metal project from the UK, The Wolves of Avalon are a bit too avant-garde for me, but they are at least different. This reminds me of the kind of mixed, eclectic stuff we used to get when 'Folk' and 'Pagan' Metal were novel concepts. It really reminds me of the kind of thing Dark Symphonies would have released back in like '03. The riffs are dark and not so much aggressive as atmospheric, the vocals are a mix of low-mixed growls with clean sung male and female vocals, there are a lot of synths, and the songs don't have a lot of cohesion. Actual wind instruments do pop up here and there, and the disc does manage to evoke an atmosphere that I like, but it sounds kind of dated and isn't really that gripping or exciting. Cool background music for playing AD&D, but not otherwise that awesome.
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