Power of Metal.dk Review

Raven Black Night
Barbarian Winter
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 15 February, 2012
Playing time: 59:37

This Australian band sounds very old-school and was founded by Jim Petkoff (guitar/vocals) and Rino Amoriono. Influences of Black Sabbath, Manilla Road and Cathedral can be heard in the songs. I am not very fond about the singing of Jim, he frequently sounds a bit false, especially his high screaming/searing ones. But if you can dig this you won't have a big problem with this band. The production even sounds very ancient, it isn't bad, but they have created the old school atmosphere.

I am not very pleased about the vocals, so for me this album is redundant. Also the music isn't new and I rather hear the originals than this. Nevertheless I can imagine that there will be a fan base for this. If you are into old school heavy-doom with some Deep Purple influences, you should check them out.

01. Fire In Your Eyes
02. Morbid Gladiator
03. Mystery Woman
04. Fallen Angel
05. Black Queen
06. If You Choose the Dark
07. Warrior's Call
08. Barbarian Winter
09. Changes
10. Lips of Desire
11. Nocturnal Birth
12. Angel With a Broken Wing
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 44/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 13 February, 2013
Website: www.myspace.com/ravenblacknight