SACRED OATH – Ravensong

  • 7/10
    SACRED OATH - Ravensong - 7/10


Release Date: September 18, 2015

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8/10 (1 vote)

A band with a history. Unfortunately with one that is solidly rooted in the underground as even after six albums their new release is again an independent production financed by the band members themselves. But everybody knows that this fact does not provide any leads as to what the album may deliver, and as it is not uncommon these days SACRED OATH manages to bring again an album that does not have to hide behind many contemporary releases published by labels great and small. Ravensong features ten traditional Metal tracks with a strong vocal performance of Rob Thorne of which the oriental touch in “Necrodancer” and the album closer “Brighter Than The Sun” stand out slightly.

A point of criticism must be voiced for the fact that all songs remain firmly in mid tempo or slower, a bit of extra energy in form of a faster song would probably do Ravensong a favour. But nonetheless it is a very solid release of a band that deserves more attention than they are currently getting.


  • Frank Jaeger

    Frank was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Bavaria, Germany. He has worked in the games industry for more than 20 years, now on the manufacturing side, before on the publishing end. Before this, he edited and handled the layout for a city mag in northern Germany ... maybe that is why he love being part of anything published. Frank got hooked on Metal at the age of 14 when a friend introduced him to AC/DC. They were listening to The Beatles, Madness, and The Police, and he decided they should move on. Well, they did, Back in Black became Frank's first Metal album, and since Germany is reasonably close to England, they had some small New Waves Of British Heavy Metal washing up on their shores: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Samson, Gillan, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Sweet Savage, Diamond Head, etc. If he had to pick his favorite styles, Prog and Power Metal would be at the top of the list.

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