Stormcrow is an Italian band from Milan born in 1997, with â€śHell on Earthâ€ť demo-tape released in 2000; this before that, in 2003, they record this fantastic â€śWounded Skiesâ€ť with a new line-up reinforced by two furies as Loki and Narchost at the guitars.
Before now, I knew next to nothing about Dwell RecordsÂ except for theirÂ Originators of Northern DarknessÂ tribute album, but if Italian black metal actÂ Stormcrow is any indication of the caliber of material, then I look forward to hearing more. Though only an EP of five songs in eighteen minutes, Iâ€™m convinced thisÂ is worth a listen.
There are never half measures: some cds last too long when they should be more appreciated with a shorter length and then there are those that end too soon and leave a bitter taste. I can’t do anything but to play Stormcrow’s â€śWounded Skiesâ€ť once again on my stereo. A short but good and intense demo. Continue reading
This band surprised me with the proficiency displayed on this E.P.. They combine an excellent sense of melody (via Dissection) an merge it with they hyper-speed theatrics of Marduk and early-era Immortal. This is all done with an air of confidence and ability. From the moment the gentle intro subsides, you are thrust into some torrential whirlpool of absolutely catchy melodic riffs and speaker-pelting blast beats. These compositions are crafted to produce that â€śtrapped in a battlefieldâ€ť feeling.Â Continue reading