• 8/10
    THE EMBODIED - Ravengod - 8/10


Pure Legend Records
Release date: July 12, 2016

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Ravengod, the 2nd album from Swedish Melodic Heavy Metal act The Embodied delivers a refreshing blend of Old-School and Modern Metal elements to create an enjoyable and catchy generation-gap-bridging album. Fans of Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium will enjoy Ravengod just as much as old-school Iron Maiden fans. Power Metal influenced guitar riffs are combined with modern drumming styles and a perfect blend of classic and modern vocals. The album kicks off appropriately with lyrics about vampires, witches and people possessed by demons, and continues to thunder along until midway through the album when listeners are treated to several ballads. The Embodied gets all of the ballads out of their system at once and then picks things back up and returns to their lyrical playground of being burned alive by fanatical church folk.

While Ravengod contains a wide range of Metal styles and influences, they are blended and executed so well that it only serves to expand the band’s potential audience and should appeal to even genre-specific fans. In a world with so many laser focused sub-genres, Ravengod comes as a welcome embrace to all Metal fans.


  • Maxxxwell Carlisle

    Maxxxwell was a reviewer and the host of The Maxed Out Metal Hour here on Metal Express Radio. He is the current lead guitarist for LA based metal veterans Hellion. In addition to his ongoing role in Hellion, he has also released 5 albums as a solo artist and appeared as a guest writer and soloist on Michael Angelo Batio's Intermezzo album, named one of the Top 5 shred albums of 2014 by Guitar World Magazine. He continues to collaborate with various Metal musicians and teaches guitar technique and Metal composition via Skype. Additionally, he is a former competitive bodybuilder and enjoys a lifestyle based around health, fitness and Metal.

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