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Review: Stonehaven - Concerning Old-Strife and Man-Banes
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Concerning Old-Strife and Man-Banes

Label: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Year released: 2012
Duration: 58:50
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: March 13, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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This is billed as folky, but there is nothing folkish about this pagan-themed Black Metal disc. I can hear a bit of the more expansive arrangements common to folk bands, but overall it just comes across as BM with a more melodic edge. It reminds me of the kinds of stuff Oakenshield used to put out some ten years ago - like Berserk or Blodsrit. Anyway this is competently done, and has some decent melodies, but the sound is rather thin, with an upfront guitar and less backing than I like, so the sound is quite spare. The songs tend to go on a bit and repeat too much, and the albums fails to really cook up the kind of brooding, heathen atmosphere that is really why I like this kind of thing when it is well-done. Passable.

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