Ukraine's solo project Raventale has returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric blackened metal style of previous releases and this is a review of his 2017 album "Planetarium" which will be released in October by Ashen Dominion.
A very dark, heavy, melodic and epic sound starts off the album along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later while the tremolo picking also gives the songs more of a raw feeling as well as the solos and leads utilizing a great amount of atmospheric melodies.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with some acoustic guitars also being added into certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, ambient style synths can also be heard on the closing track which also adds in spoken word parts towards the end.
Raventale creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of blackened metal that was established on previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover new order and new chaos themes along with some astrological and metaphysical touches.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Raventale and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal with a touch of doom, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gemini -Behind Two Black Moons" and "New World Planetarium". 8 out of 10.