Raventale, or better Astaroth, continue to walk your way to your heart's content. Well, this review could end here and who wanted to seek answers in this new EP from this ukranian project just go ahead.
Once, in 2009, with "Mortal Aspirations" registered a sharp turn in their sound, with interludes and eclectic themes in a very doomy melody; now, with the proposal "After" we have a reinforce position for which you can add a few brief forays by moments truly melancholic – there in the middle of “Gone”, is the best example which serve as a soundtrack to scenarios gray, loaded with a tundra dotted with snow that will fall to fear, crushing it scarcely, touches the ground.
This is a job well based on guitars, keyboards with some planing and all this sound mass supported by a cohesive and strong rhythmic work, giving these five issues a remarkable strength. Only the label theme of this work is that runs slightly audible to all, going to get some reminiscences of Black Metal, but always well incorporated in the composition and more carefully crafted, there is here great place for very complex musical structures or exercises that pull up to overtiredness songs or some virtuosity, as often witnessed and which becomes dispensable. This, yes is scattered by the 35-minute EP, showing that Raventale may, quite rightly, be a very valid proposal, in a scene where music seems to be slow to benefit from a hype that many years have not seen.
No glare or innovate, just create good themes, and it gets sometimes. (14/20)