Germany's solo project RavenFrost have returned with a new recording continuing the doom influenced style of depressive black metal from previous releases and this is a review of his self released 2016 album "Lucid Nightmares".
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album and after a few seconds grim black metal screams make their presence known on the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard while the guitar lead also bring in a great amount of
dark sounding melodies.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also gets very depressive at times and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and deep growls can also be heard in some parts of the songs and the slower riffs are very heavily influenced by doom metal and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and one track also brings in a brief use of ambient style synths.
RavenFrost creates another recording that remains true to the doom influenced atmospheric and depressive style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from RavenFrost and if you are a fan of atmospheric and depressive black metal with some doom metal touches, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spheres Of Self-Destruction" and "Nocturnal Terrors". 8 out of 10.