Raventale are a solo project that plays a very atmospheric form of blackened metal and this is a review of his 2015 album "Dark Substance Of Dharma" which was released as a joint effort between Solitude Productions and BadMoodManMusic.
A very dark, avant garde and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with some synths and nature sounds as well as a small amount of spoken word parts and after the intro the music gets more heavier while also keeping the atmospheric elements while also going into more of a black metal direction.
When vocals are utilized they are very grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some parts of the songs bring in a small amount of melodic chanting and the riffs also mix in a decent amount of melody at times, a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
At times the music speeds up and goes fro more of a raw style of black metal that also uses a small amount of blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some of the slower sections of the tracks brings in an influence of doom metal and the songs also bring in a bit of the Eastern European atmospheric black metal sound at times and towards the end there is a brief use of clean playing while one of the riffs is a remake of The Scorpions "Fly To The Rainbow" and the last track brings in a melodic guitar lead.
Raventale plays a style of black metal on this recording that is very modern, atmospheric and melodic while also having its raw moments at times along with a touch of dark metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Indian, Tibetan and Eastern Mysticism themes.
In my opinion Raventale are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Destroying The Seeds Of Karma" and "I Am The Black Tara'. 8 out of 10.