In 2011 in Lisbon Portugal, Ravensire was formed and signed under the “Cruz DE Sur Music” label
In 2012 they released “Iron Will” which started a underground European following
This was followed up in 2013 with two releases, first a full length offering in “We March Forward” and the subsequent “Centaurean / Drawing the Sword, ”which enforced their underground following
Now in 2016 they are releasing “The Cycle Never Ends,” their fourth offering to the Metal World.
This is my first exposure to the group and I can understand the following they have accumulated
Their music is very Medieval along the lines of “Iron sword and Wrathblade,” but whom they almost identically emulate is the original “Iron Maiden”.
The vocals, beat and the immature guitar riffs are a mirror image to Iron Maiden during the “Paul Di’Anno” years before the refinement of Dickerson.
Yet it is not terrible, just a sound that brings up memories of a bygone time, a sound that’s from more of the infancy era of Metal before it’s metamorphosis to the level that it is at today
Each song on the album is quite similar to the next, with the haunting riffs and progressive story
Songs 6, 7 and 8 are a trilogy called “White Pillars Trilogy” and are a story of the conflict of good battling evil.
Song 6 ( Eternal Sun ) is the build up to the encounter, song 7 ( Blood and Gold ) is the story of the battle and song 8 ( Temple at the End of the World ) is the triumph of the Metal World Forces over those of evil
All in all it is a very well done project with strong vocals and instruments
The only dislike I have is that it is very similar to the past and the group has to have more time to mature before they can advance to the next level of Metal
Everyone has their own likes and dislikes and I encourage you to go to your favorite download site and get your copy of this and any other of Ravensire releases.
The members of Ravensire are as follows:
Nuno Morphed on Guitars
Ricky Thor on Bass and Vocals
Mario Figueira on Guitars
F on Drums
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