Switzerland's Rorcal have returned with a new album which shows them continuing the black metal, sludge and doom metal of previous recordings and this is a review of their 2016 album "Creon" which will be released in March by Halo Of Flies.
Tremolo picking starts off the album along with some very slow doom/sludge metal riffing and drums a few seconds later and after awhile the music starts mixing in dark sounding melodies and after a few minutes the music goes into more of a depressive black metal direction along with some high pitched screams being utilized.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the vocals also throw in grim growls at times and when the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of black metal that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats and you can also hear a touch of post metal and hardcore in the slower doom and sludge sections of the songs and there is also a brief use of melodic singing and spoken word parts.
With this recording Rorcal continues their mixture of black metal, doom and sludge from previous recordings while also speeding up a bit and getting more raw and aggressive, the production sounds very dark yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics are a concept album based upon on the deaths of Polynices, Antigone, Haemon, and Eurydice from Greek Mythology.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Rorcal and if you are a fan of black metal, sludge and doom, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Polynices" and "Eurydice". 8 out of 10.