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Album Review: Raven Lord – Descent to the Underworld

61tImFsFyUL._SY300_One thing I like about a band that sounds like they were from 1983 is the raw and powerful nature behind their music.  Raven Lord’s debut album Descent to the Underworld is an album that certainly fits that bill. What was the metal world bombarded with in the early 80’s?  Bands like Judas Priest, Dio, Black Sabbath (post-Ozzy), and Yngwie Malmsteen to name a few; guitar-driven fist-in-the-air metal!  Combine that style raw-energy and some elements of Power metal and you have a beastly Raven lord album reminiscent of the earlier days of what we now consider classic metal.  Raven Lord is a multinational band with members hailing from six counties across two continents.  This certainly plays into the overall cultural influence of the album.

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What’s Cooking in the Inbox?

b517808e-fe18-3a6a-b0aa-1688f062a765As we peruse our inbox we come across a lot of cool music and review requests.  Though our inbox is of the digital kind, the picture above represents the nature of things piling up.  I wish we could get to them all, but life in the fast lane prevents us from reviewing everything we receive.  The bands below were recently sent to us with a video clips and promotion information.  Therefore, I am doing my civic duty as a metalhead and spreading the gospel of metal to you.  Since we are non-discriminatory (if that’s a word) lovers of metal, I figure the best way to do this is to just write a few words and let you decide for yourselves whether you are going to take the next step; buying the album when it is released.

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