On his second album with the mystical title "The Raven’s Shadow" BLOODRED mainman Ron Merz celebrates his optimally proven BLACKENED
DEATH METAL mix, which he has been refining successful as a one-man-project since 2009.
Connoisseurs know: the absolutely determined guitarist and singer does his thing here again like only few protagonists in the heavy music guild. In addition, the man with a penchant for pithy breakwater riffs keeps his team loyal:
Alexander Krull, known from Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes, who has repeatedly done excellent work for BLOODRED in his Mastersound Studio, is again responsible for the hammer-strong and also enormously dashing overall sound of "The Raven’s Shadow".
Cover art • "The Raven’s Shadow"
Artwork: Stefan Heilemann • Heilemania
▶ Official release: May 18, 2020 ◀
1. The Raven's Shadow 06:37
2. Immense Hall Of Agony 04:08
3. Hör Den Tod 04:54
4. Blood On Thy Hands 03:31
5. Raise The Mound 04:37
6. We Who Ruled The North 05:41
7. Shadow Warrior 05:51
8. Under This Sun 05:30
9. The Northstar Whispers (To The Blacksmiths Son) 09:06
total: 50:00 min.
The overpowering drum attacks were again recorded by the highly clocked Joris Nijenhuis, who is also beating the skins for Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes.
The current successor to the 2016 debut album "Nemesis" shines with sovereign material, for which a deliberate attempt was made to break up the usual structures of the songs - the classic 'verse-refrain-strophe-
Ron Merz • Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Joris Nijenhuis • Drums
"Blood On Thy Hands" pays homage to the unforgotten cult sound of old Hypocrisy. The nine compositions on "The Raven’s Shadow" show the assiduous work of the unswerving idealist
from Baden-Württemberg at the highest level so far.
Thus, besides hauntingly gripping thunderstorms of rhythm, especially the melodies have been polished to be much more catchy and lasting. Captivatingly majestic songs like the invigoratingly triumphant "We Who Ruled The North" bear witness to this in uplifting perfection.