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Band
Barren Earth
Title
On Lonely Towers
Type
LP/EP
Company
Century Media
YOR
2015
Style
Heavy/Extreme
2/2/2015 - Review by: Greg Watson
Barren Earth
On Lonely Towers




Company: Century Media
Release: 2015
Genre: Progressive Death/Doom
Reviewer: Greg Watson

  • Flows incredibly well



  • Progressive Death/Doom outfit Barren Earth have put out a really solid album with 'On Lonely Towers'. This is a conceptual record that tells the story of a hunter wounded by predators and a young girl who runs away from home, discovers the wounded hunter, and promises to do all she can to help him heal. The vocals are a great mix of clean and death with the cleans having a Vintersorg feel to them, while the death vocals are solid growls and grunts. Musically the album is incredibly diverse and mixed. You have songs with sterile, almost jazzy guitar tones that give way to aggressive chunky riffs. The solos are a great mix of traditional face melters with some more progressive technical solos thrown in for good measure. The addition of piano on a few cuts really gives the album some emotion and softness when appropriate. Most of the tracks average about seven minutes plus but you don't really find yourself watching the clock as it flows incredibly well. I'm definitely excited to see what the future holds for Barren Earth.


    • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
      3.5 :AVE RATING

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    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    On Lonely Towers
    2015
    Century Media
    Greg Watson2/2/2015
    3.5

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