Power of Metal.dk Review

Conquering Death
Style: Black Metal
Release date: 29 June, 2012
Playing time: 55:22

At least in their home country Norway, there's no one interested in the darker shades of metal who hasn't heard about Kråke.
The relatively new band (founded in 2007) has achieved a good deal of touring in the year that has been, spreading their melodic folk inspired black metal.

Mind you, we're not talking about a black metal band in a million. I've heard quite a bunch of them before, and Kråke's not like that. Their first album Conquering Death gathers inspiration from folk rhythms, sleazy greasy headbanging metal and good old black metal in a unique symphonic combination.

The compositions are self-sustained; still great names like Immortal, I, Windir, Emperor come to mind.

I have strong faith in Kråke, let's rejoice over conquering the death of black metal at last!

01. A Murder of Crows
02. An a colder Breed
03. Heart's Blood
04. Ed
05. The great Leviathan
06. Beneath black Waters
07. Victorious, I
08. The Gatekeeper
09. Snowfall
10. I Ly av Lyset
Label: Indie Recordings
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 24 December, 2012
Website: Kråke @ MySpace