Labelled by their record company as "pagan symphonic black metal",
Corvus Corax packs a lot into their debut album, Atavistic Triad
The songs are long (the core of the album are two 14+ minute songs
and another track that's over 7 minutes) and involved, with a thick,
dense doom/black/gothic blend and harsh black-ish vocals.
The interplay between guitars and keyboards is nice, and there are
no faults with the performances, but the songs are slightly lacking
There is clear potential here, as their style is fairly unique.
Though there is room for improvement, Atavistic Triad
an interesting listen, though it's far from light or immediate.
The band seems to keep a rather low profile and, with reports of
side projects occupying some of the members, it's not really clear
where this band is headed.
Tha Atavistic Triad
- Son of the Earth
- Terminus Est
- hidden track
- Johann Cleereman
- Paul Martin
- Mallus Stormcrow