Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Stone/Golet/Folter Records/2011 CD Review


  The Stone are a band from Serbia that has a history that goes back to the 90's with a musical style that I would describe as being raw and primitive sounding black metal mixed in with some thrash and death metal influences and this is a review of their 2011 album "Golet" which was released by Folter Records.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone that is very easy to hear throughout the recording.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast raw and primitive sounding black metal riffs that also utilize some dark sounding melodies and influences from thrash and death metal, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black metal guitar leads and solos, as for the classical guitars which are only utilized briefly on the last song they use finger picking to add another dimension of darkness to the music.

Vocals are a mixture of high pitched black metal screams mixed in with some deep growls that are a mixture of death/thrash metal, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Serbian and English with themes that cover death, nihilism and Misanthropy, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy and powerful sound and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are presented on the recording.

In my opinion The Stone are a very great sounding raw and primitive black metal that utilizes some ancient sounding death/thrash influences that makes them stand out from the average sounding black metal band and if you are looking for something that is different, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "All Graves Gaping Wide" "Golet" and "Barren Earth In Cold Death's Hand". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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