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Label : Wormhole Death Records/Dreamcell 11/Aural Music
Review by Tony Cannella
Italy’s Ravenscry already made a great first impression in 2009 with the release of their debut 5-song EP. The band has now returned with their first full-length album “One Way Out”. Fans who were lucky enough to grab a copy of their initial EP will notice that all of those songs appear on “One Way Out” in re-recorded form. Ravenscry brings a modern metal sound with loads of melody throughout the 50-minute disc. The opening track “Calliope” comes out of the gates like a shot and is a great, adrenalized first tune. Giulia’s vocals are right up front and her style is instantly recognizable. “Elements Dance” begins with a slower tempo, before really speeding up settling into a nice groove. “Nobody” and “A Starless Night” keeps the momentum going. The “Redemption” trilogy is perhaps the albums center piece with “Rainy”, “Reflection” and “Far Away”. “Embrace”, “Journey” and “Back to Hell” are all huge highlights and help to maintain the consistency that Ravenscry delivers on “One Way Out”. If Ravenscry first EP was just an appetizer, than “One Way Out” is a full course meal. “One Way Out” is a good album that more than realizes the promise that their debut exhibited.
Rating - 85/100
Review By Tony Cannella
From Milano, Italy comes Ravenscry. The band have just issued their independently released debut EP and it features 5-songs and 24-minutes worth of well played and written rock/metal with a definite melodic edge to the songs. The band is fronted by the vocals of Giulia Stefani. Having never heard Ravenscry before, I have to say that I was very enthusiastic after listening to their (all too short) debut effort. “Nobody” kicks things off and it begins with electronic sounds before the song really gets going. The vocals of Giulia are quite impressive, I’m not sure if you could label her an operatic singer, but her voice is very diversified and she has an excellent range and style. “Nobody” is a strong opener that is indicative of what to expect. The next song is “Calliope” and it opens with a heavier riff, but the style of the song is mid-tempo while still maintaining it’s heaviness. This is one my favorite tracks. The final three songs are divided up into three parts “Redemption I - Rainy” is part one of the trilogy. The track begins with pretty sounding piano as Giulia’s voice comes in. This is a pretty good track that shows off a different side to the band and it is a strong ballad that has plenty of atmosphere to go along with it and Giulia’s vocals are sensitive on this one. That leads into the orchestral instrumental “Redemption II - Reflection” and the final number “Redemption III - Far Away” ends the CD on a grand epic scale. Ravenscry are another solid band to come out of Italy. The songs are well done and there is really nothing bad to say about this band other than the length (or lack thereof) of the CD, but still, any criticism would be simply nitpicking. If you like good music where talent and songs go hand-in-hand than give Ravenscry a chance. The CD is a solid debut that features some surprises (such as the orchestral instrumental) and the songs display a boldness and confidence that is rare for such a young band.
Rating - 85/100