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Band
Valle Crucis
Title
Valle Crucis EP
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2017
Style
Black
8/10/2017 - Review by: Greg Watson
Southern Black Metal with a taste of local lore
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of black metal in general. But when black metal mixes in lore, whether cultural or local, that obsession increases tenfold for me. With their self-titled EP, Valle Crucis delivers some kickass black metal with one song inspired by local lore. The opening track if Googled, will provide you the material that inspired the track. But all fanboy speak aside, for a demo, this EP is really impressive. You get swirling, raw, undiluted black metal through and through. I am thoroughly impressed with these seven songs and cannot wait for a full length release from the band.
Recommended for fans of: Arckanum, Geist
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4.5
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
1.5
LYRICS
3.5


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TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Valle Crucis EP
2017
Independent
Greg Watson8/10/2017
4

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