Disposition To Tyranny review on GiornaleMetal.blogspot

Dull and sinister intro, as the sensation that can be felt watching mountain peaks wrapped in fog and clouds. Then the ferocity beats down, black metal strikes, the hard ostentation of devastation comes into word and sound. Stormcrow are back and the vessel of that black animal is getting more and more dreadful and terrible. “Disposition to Tyranny” is their debut, the first album, despite the fact that the band has already released other works, and had been contacted for important live events.

Stormcrow’s black metal is extreme and in part similar to that of Dark Funeral and Enthroned and with them we face the drums steered furiously by Goraath (Malfeitor), while the guitars (Narchost, he too member of Malfeitor, and then Astaroth) paint sceneries, emotional tensions and an atmosphere covered with freezing melodies that are perceived from this infernal release.

“Disposition To Tyranny” is infernal due to a production that hasn’t smoothed down the sounds, but has left them in a brutal and unadorned state. Stormcrow are not the standard-bearers of a new sound, nonetheless they have a jaunty confidence with black metal, they play it well, they succeed in conveying it with passion. In few words, they lace to an archaic tradition of the genre, without frills or embellishments of any kind. The sound is essential but taut like an hurricane, like in the evolutions of “Kingdom of Vertical” and the instrumental “Misanthropic Inner Spheric Dimensions”, or epic and destructive like in “Unborn” and “Tread on the Cross”.

“Disposition to Tyranny” is a continuous embroidery of  passages and ideas of good essence, it is a black metal of swedish strand, then carved with chisels that improve it.

It lasts 49’ but the sensation that it’s a debut never appears. Vastis (vocals) and all the crew (the four-string monster Zedar hasn’t been mentioned yet) do not seem to be delayed sons of black metal, but reveals a totally mature stylistic mastery that presents them not as a product of the black metal movement, but as a carnal part of it. People that has black metal in their hearts and music in their hands, to give life to an impetuous ceremony as cold as northern wind.

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