Thursday, April 28, 2011

Velonnic Sin/Ritual/blackmetal.com/2005 CD Review

Velonnic Sin are a band from New York City that plays an occult form of raw black metal and this is a review of their 2005 album "Ritual" which was released by blackmetal.com.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast with a great amount of brutal blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing is kind of mixed down low in the mix and seems to follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they sound very powerful, as for the synths they are only used briefly on one song and they have a very dark sound.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast raw black metal riffs that also utilize some thrash and death metal influences and melody with a brief use of slow and soft playing being used on one song, while the lead guitars have a death metal vibe to the guitar solos with some melodies, as for the classic guitars when they are utilized briefly they use finger picking and haunting melodies adding a darker dimension to the music.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal scrams with some ocassional spoken word passages, deep growls, gregorian chants and there is a brief use of female vocals on one song, while the lyrics cover darkness, Greek Occultism, Magick and Anti Christian themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and heavy sound to it.

In my opinion Velonnic Sin re a very good raw occult black metal band with a melodic edge and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ritual" "Over The Lethe" and "The Daemon". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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