Friday, February 17, 2012

Stormcrow/Enslaved In Darkness/Enslaved In Darkness/Selfmadegod/2012 CD Re-Issue Review


  Stormcrow  where  a  band  from  Oakland,  California  that  played  a  mixture  of  doom,  death  metal  and  crustcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2005  album  "Enslaved  In  Darkness"  which  was  re-issued  by  Selfmadegod  in  the  year  of  2012.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  in  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  doom,  death  metal  and  crustcore  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  in  addition  there  is  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  being  utilized  on  one  song  as  for  the  llead  guitars  which  are  only  utilized  on  one  song  are  very  dark  sounding  death/doom  metal  guitar  leads  that  dont  really  turn  into  a  solo.

  Vocals  are  all  very  deep  and  dark  sounding  death  metal  growls,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  hateful  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  to  it  while  retaining  the  rawness  and  aggression  of  the  music.

  In  my  opinion  Stormcrow  where  a  very  great  sounding  doom/death  metal/crustcore  hybrid  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  style,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Enslaved  In  Darkness"  and  "New  Messiah".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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