|Review: Raventale - Bringer of Heartsore|
|Bringer of Heartsore|
Label: BadMoodMan Music
Year released: 2011
Review online: November 20, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Bringer of Heartsore
Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (6 Votes)
Fifth disc from Raventale, who have been producing an album a year for the last four years now. This band is really just the one guy called Astaroth Merc, who handles all instrumentation and vocals himself; like LON from Hellveto or Alex from The Ruins of Beverast. I thought the last Raventale disc, After, was their most solid recording to date, so since this one is very much like After, but with better songs and longer, I like it even better.
Raventale sound more and more like Moonsorrow with every disc, albeit without the huge epic sense or Pagan direction. Raventale maintain a gloomy Doom sensibility that remains undeniable, even as the riffs and melodies get more accessible and catchy. This disc is full of smooth, tremolo riff-work and an expansive, moody atmosphere that carries it along quite easily. This is not a really dark or demanding album, and in fact it does remind me more than a bit of Hellveto works like Neoheresy - big, hooky, rolling riffs and melodies that create a tapestry of sounds and moods. This is a really powerful and enjoyable album, and any fan of Pagan or slightly doomy Black Metal should check it out.
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