Raven Lord – Review at Heavy Metal About.com
Raven Lord “Descent To The Underworld” review at Heavy Metal About.com USA
Though Descent To The Underworld is their debut album, Raven Lord identify their peers as Dio, Black Sabbath, Yngwie Malmsteen and Judas Priest. The songs themselves reach for a sense of grandness, hitting all the major, traditional heavy metal notes. Raven Lord hit all the hot buttons and strike all the right chords, but working so closely within an established genre they are also enslaved to it.
What made their influences truly revolutionary instead of merely good was their innovation; in adhering to deeply established aesthetics. Raven Lord allow their slavish devotion to tie them down, and relegates them to paying tribute rather than being worshiped. Rating: 3.5/5.0
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