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

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

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: December 4, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Concerning Old-Strife and Man-Banes

Rated 2/5 (40%) (1 Vote)

A name like Stonehaven brings to mind Pagan/Folk Metal images but this Kansas City band seems content with thrashy Black Metal on their second album, Concerning Old-Strife and Man-Banes. Pioneers like Celtic Frost (including the requisite grunted "OOOOH!") and newer bands like Thulcandra and Desaster would be fair comparisons. Furious riffs, the occasional blast-beats and plenty of hateful raspy vocals emanate from all corners of the album. Most of the songs safely stick to a typical Black/Thrash formula and no new ground is broken. All the musicians play energetically and enthusiastically and I can't see why any fan of this type of Black Metal would turn off Concerning Old-Strife and Man-Banes. I also can't see much reason for those same fans to run out and buy the album, as they surely have plenty of stuff that sounds like this already. Bottom line; Concerning Old-Strife and Man-Banes is solid and you could undoubtedly do worse.

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