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Band's list Dark Metal Embercrow Trails to the Sun
EP, Released date : 2009 - Self-Released
Style: Dark Metal

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RATING : 13/20
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Tracklist
1. A Scarlet Song
2. New Dawn Kid
3. Empyrean Opacifier
4. On the Black Bottom
5. The Long Road Within

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13 / 20
    Nastasia, Sunday 14 March 2010 Talk to your friends  
As an EP of six songs and of and undoubtedly good quality comes a first official release of five German musicians together known as Embercrow. With likeable melodies, catchy riffs and simple yet interesting lyrics, the songs all together make a promising piece of work.
It is true that you need a little time to get used to voice of the main vocalist Simon but if you give it a chance, you can await five songs that can give you everything from nostalgic dark tunes to classic rock elements, sometimes a little disparately put together but still not so badly that it would put you off.

The keys are the first thing you notice after turning A Scarlet Song on. The second thing are the guitars which are pretty good but then come the vocals which start to fit into the song properly almost after a minute during the refrain which takes the biggest part of the song. Luckily, in the same time it’s the best part of it.

New Dawn Kid or more energetic and faster song with slight rock’n’roll sound and very good guitar passages and solos. The protracted ending is more typical for heavy metal gassers and in this case it sounds a bit cumbrous but it thanks to the very good general impression it makes on the listener.

Empyrean Opacifier has some interesting tunes and passages and in general shows a good and lively symbiosis of everything you are used from darker genres of music to classic rock and almost oriental-like keys. On the other side of the band’s creation stands deeper and low pitched On the Black Bottom reminding of old school doom metal with its deep tunes. However, as the whole EP, it is difficult to label the band and put it just to one genre since their music has too many contending elements that it would contradict.

The last of the pentad is a melancholic, fluent ballad The Long Road Within. In the same time it is a very atmospheric and undoubtedly precious musical farewell. For all connoisseurs of mellow plunking and nostalgic lyrics this is definitely the best part of the first release of the band.

Embercrow doesn’t particularly fit into one music genre and they don’t even try to which is a very promising attitude for a band which wants to make its way. But it still needs a lot of effort to emancipate of the flabby crowd of trivial bands. Yet already I’m sure they have the potential!




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