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Review: Raventhrone - Endless Conflict Theorem
Endless Conflict Theorem

Label: Avantgarde Music
Year released: 2002
Duration: 46:50
Tracks: 11
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: April 26, 2002
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Readers Rating
Endless Conflict Theorem

Rated 3/5 (60%) (5 Votes)

Avantgarde Music must be trying to make a run at the streak that The End Records has going for excellent releases. This is the third album I have gotten from them and with the excellent albums from Opera IX and Taake it's Raventhrone’s turn to get some praise.

Raventhrone play a form of folk influenced metal in a epic style kind of in the same vein as Hollenthon but with a little less aggression than the aforementioned. The drummer for the band is also the drummer for Hollenthon so there should be at least a little similarity. The vocals are a little odd on this album since they switch back and forth between clean and harsh styles and after a little time I wished it would either be one or the other but since vocals aren’t the deciding factor on whether or not I like an album this is but a minor complaint. The guitars are done very well with catchy riffs abundant throughout. I don’t know what the debut album sounded like but from what I have heard the last album was a lot more aggressive sounding than this one and it seems the focus on this album was on melody rather than aggression. I don’t know for fans of the band if this is a good thing or not but for me I liked it a lot. This album is filled with interesting songs that are easy to get into and enjoy which is sometimes a rarity in folk metal.

Overall another excellent release for Avantgarde and as of now the streak stands at 3. Highly Recommended.

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