Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Rorcal/Vilagveve/Cal Of Ror Records/2013 CD Review


  Rorcal  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that    has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  on  this  recording  that  I  would  describe  as  being  a  mixture  of  dark  ambient,  sludge,  doom  and  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of their  2013  album  "Vilagveve"  which  was  released  by  Cal  Of  Ror  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  some  fast  drumming  and  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  synths  when  they  are  used  bring  a  dark  ambient/drone  sound  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful s ound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow, mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  heavy  sludge  and  doom  with  dark,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  with  a  great  amount  of  heavy  distortion  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this   recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly high  pitched  depressive  screams  that  have  a  depressive  tone  to  them  at  times  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  male  and  female  that  bring  an  opera  feeling  to  the  recording,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  from  Rorcal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Doom"  "Black  V"  and  "Black  VI".  RECOMMENDED  BUY. 

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