These Raven Skies - These Raven Skies

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These Raven Skies
These Raven Skies
Blackstream Records
There once was a band from Alberta, Canada called Dreams Of Reason and they had a sort of hard rock/metal sound influenced by Avenged Sevenfold, Silverchair, Stone Temple Pilots, Opeth and Soundgarden. The band released one album entitled “Radically Poetic” and then they decided to change their sound to a more hard rock/metal one influenced by Avenged Sevenfold, Silvechair, Stone Temple Pilots, Opeth and Soundgarden. Due to this change they also decided to change their name into These Raven Skies. Their debut self-titled album is out now and I can describe this album with just two words: Highly enjoyable.
To be perfectly honest, I had never heard of These Raven Skies or Dreams Of Reason, so I had no idea what to expect. It only took about 25 seconds after pushing play for “These Raven Skies” to get my attention and after that I was hooked. Packed with powerful guitar riffs, great vocals, and a tight rhythm section, not to mention those well thought of and well executed bridges and breaks, it’s obvious that these boys know exactly how to write good tracks. This statement includes both rocking compositions (such as “Magick Waters”, “No Need to Worry” and “Are We Having Fun”) as well as slower, down-tempo jams (like “The Garden” and “Emily and Alick”). I personally think that any band can produce a somewhat decent fast rock jam, but it’s the ballads that separate the men from the boys.
To cut a long story short, “These Raven Skies” may not offer anything radical or groundbreaking, but as I mentioned before, it’s a highly enjoyable record for almost any hard rock or metal fan out there.