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Review: Ichor - The Black Raven
Ichor
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The Black Raven

Label: Seance Records
Year released: 2021
Duration: 43:17
Tracks: 5
Genre: Black Metal

Rating:
4/5


Review online: August 26, 2021
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Second album for this band, formed by some members of Australian cult act Nazxul, who have been slashing away at the underground since the '90s, so while this is a new band, the members are definite veterans. Once more, rather than the bullet-belt-eating style of Down Under Black Metal, this is a more epic disc in line with mid-period Graveland or Temnozor, with long songs and melodic riffs building a moody, dark atmosphere. The production is a bit deeper than on their debut, but the guitar sound has a little less bite, and some of the songwriting lacks a bit of focus. Overall, this has a more melancholic sound than before, but it will definitely take you on its dark journey.

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