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Raventale: Constantly exploring new musical landscapes

Raventale – Morphine Dead Gardens

Raventale announces a new album called Morphine Dead Gardens. It’s a 60-minute long concentrated atmospheric funeral doom metal, full of empathic melodies, catatonic viscosity and ether saturation. Morphine Dead Gardens will make a listener embark on a slow journey through the withering gardens of melancholy, soporific dormancy of ashen landscapes and cernuous boughs, clouded mind and cherishing mirages. Let the dizzying temptation lead you this path of estrangement and join into the morphine trance of the silence.

The music of Raventale is probably for fans of band like Shape Of Despair, Colosseum and The Howling Void. Raventale is an atmospheric black doom metal five piece band formed 14 years ago. The debut На Хрустальных Качелях (On Crystal Wing) was released 13 years ago. The lyrics tells us a story of dark autumn forest, renders the feeling of staying in the forgotten wilderness.

The second album comes out under the title Давно Ушедших Дней (Long Gone Days) in autumn of the year 2008. This album touches upon the topics of depression, loneliness and despair. Next year brings the third album and this time with an English title, Mortal Aspirations. This album is a distinctive piece of symphonic patterns and arrangements. It covers mostly ideas of self-knowledge and perishable aspirations.

After the forth in turn album – is released in winter of 2010. This release is somewhat a continuation of the previous one and shows its logical conclusion. The fifth full-lengths album Bringer Of Heartsore, is released in autumn of year 2011. It’s songs are great mixture of numerous hues, moods and ideas, a kind of kaleidoscope of colors, which mix into the gray canvas of melancholy. The verses of Alexander Blok are used as lyrics for the album.

Autumn of 2012 is marked by the release of the sixth Raventale album, Transcendence as on the eve of the Sixth Sun epoch. The main aim of the album is to tell of contemplation of transcendental and transcendent form of existence and transformation of your own self on the background of the conventionalities and immanent degradation of the modern civilization. Memoires, big compilation of re-recorded songs was released at 2013 by Satanath Rec.

In the year 2015 Raventale released the album entitled Dark Substance Of Dharma. This conceptual album is devoted to Indian and Tibetan mythology and offers to fully plunge into the cosmic order of Dharma, to parse the principles of existence and perception of this World. Special attention paid to the recording process and skills reached at previous albums resulted in full and rich tone of the sound.

Raventale is certainly a band that is very capable of constantly exploring new musical landscapes. Varied music to those degrees, and always performed with skill, musicality and skill. Such is something I really appreciate.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4365 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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