Old Corpse Road – Of Campfires And Evening Mists Review

old corpse road of campfires and evening mistsOld Corpse Road are back with their second album Of Campfires And Evening Mists and if you liked their debut offering, then you’ll love this – it’s on a whole new level for the band.

One of the best things about Old Corpse Road is that their lyrics are based on English folklore, which definitely helps in making the album much more refreshing and interesting, and indeed – Of Campfires And Evening Mists is a fully immersive listen that will really draw you in. The keyboards in particular are utilised well, with the melodic elements adding a wonderful ambient and mysterious tone to the harshness of the rest of the instrumentation.

The highlight of the album comes from sixth track The Great Thunderstorm, a song that will send shivers down your spine as the introduction begins with the acoustic guitar and spoken vocals that set the scene well before the full band kicks in and the immediate energy behind the performances from everyone involved is truly something to behold. Another great moment in the track is the synthesised organ coupled with the harsh vocals that crops up a few times as the song progresses, and the long purely melodic section coupled with beautifully delivered choral vocals is a nice divider for the track before the band returns for one last aural assault in addition to the melodic section, which continues until the end.

To sum it up, Of Campfires And Evening Mists is a fantastic album. Admittedly, the second half of the album is a little stronger than the first, but as a whole the album is brilliant and well worth your time to check out – it’s a truly stunning piece of work.

9/10

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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