Nature sounds start off the album along with some clean playing and acoustic guitars a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into even more of a heavy and melodic musical direction along with grim black metal screams a few seconds later and the solos and leads also utilize a great amount of melody.
Death metal growls can be heard in some parts of the songs and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard while the slower riffs are very heavily influenced by doom metal and as the album progresses the songs start bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and clean playing along with some whispers make a return briefly on the last track.
Cold Raven plays a style of black metal that is very traditional and melodic in the 90's style which they also mix in with a great amount of doom metal influences, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Ancient Religions, Inner Enlightenment, and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Cold Raven are a very great sounding mixture of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "No Mercy" "Trapped In A Cult" and "The World Is Doomed". 8 out of 10.