Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Phantom Carriage/Falls/Throatruiner Records/2013 CD Review


  The  Phantom  Carriage  are  a  band  from  France  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  that  mixes  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  with  dark  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Fall"  which  was  released  by  Throatruiner  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording  as  for  the  sound  effects  which  are  only  used  briefly  they  bring  a  very  dark  sound  to  the  music.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  with  dark  hardcore  as  well  as  throwing  in  a  good  amount  of  melody  in  the  riffing  as  well  as  some  technical  parts  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on t his  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  to  hardcore  style  growls  and  shouts  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  in  addition  there  is  a  brief  use  of  death  metal  growls  being  utilized,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  everyday  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has a  very,  dark  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  The  Phantom  Carriage  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Today  We  Stand"  "Dreamers  Will  Never  Stop  Dreaming"  and  "Devils,  Gods,  Us.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

    

1 comment:

  1. It's release too by Braincrushing Records and Theatre Records. http://braincrushingrecords.bandcamp.com/album/falls. Thanks

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