Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Rorcal - Vilagvege

I've been anticipating the release of this album for quite some time now, because there's only a couple of bands that portray this aggressive blend of Black Metal, Post Hardcore, and Doom, in my experience the 2 most profound and well known purveyors of this atomic blend of genres are Celeste (One of my favorite metal bands, especially after seeing them live) and Shora. (If there's any others, don't hesitate to comment).

Rorcal (Switzerland) distinguishes itself from these other bands in a couple of ways. The main thing to note are the vocals, rather then originating from Post Hardcore or Doom the vocals are purely black metal inspired (with maybe a hint of Post Metal), and when i mention it i have to say that the overall sound also tends to lean towards the blackest of metals, with sudden sweeps of melodic tremolo picking that would remind any black metal connaisseur of Burzum or more modern black metal artists like Ash Borer or maybe even Wolves in the Throne Room.

Aside from these minor differences Rorcal is still unlike any other ordinary black metal band, implementing overtly aggressive riffs and combining them with odd time signatures and atonal melodics, and to create a more energetic album the songs are sproradically separated by intermezzo's of classical music. Impressive album, Impressive band.


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