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Count Raven : Storm Warning

This is the first professional release from the Swedish band Count Raven and this is the only CD which features Christian Lindersson on vocals.

After the intro, we hear traditional doom metal all the way. Slow, really heavy (Heavier than some people might expect actually ) and clean vocals in Ozzy's style. Some people described this band as a 'Sabbath clone, but this is way slower and 'depressing' than 'Sabbath. There are a few similarities, but which traditional doom band isn't influenced by 'Sabbath?

Eight great songs and, as I said before, one intro. Lyrically they are pretty negative concerning the world we live in, and especially concerning corrupt politicians, and 80's glam rock bands that are more concerned about their looks than about their music.

On the fifth song, it's the guitar player, Dan Fondelius, who does the vocals. He even sounds more like Ozzy than Christian (this isn't any criticism in case you thought so). The seventh song, 'A Devastating Age', is a song which uses a lot of keyboards and it sounds almost like a doom ballad. And the keyboards are used again in the last song 'Social Warfare' as an intro. This somehow reminds me a lot of the soundtrack of Lucio Fulci's 'Zombie' movies. But I guess that's just me. Great CD and highly recommended.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Intro: Count Raven
2. Inam Naudemina
3. True Revelation
4. In The Name Of Rock 'N' Roll
5. Sometimes A Great Nation
6. Within The Garden Of Mirrors
7. A Devastating Age
8. How Can It Be
9. Social Warfare

Duration : Approx. 58 minutes

Visit the Count Raven bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Jacob Remery
Hate Your Guts Records
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