Terrorizer Magazine Review - Jan 2013

Terrorizer Magazine Review - Jan 2013

Issue 231 - January 2013

Taking the feel of the tentative steps of UK black metal circa 1995 and applying a collective interest in the folklore of past history through pagan-facing acoustic passages and textures has served Old Corpse Road well with an impressive output thus far, and their debut album finds the band building on their qualities to produce an album that is impressive in its fusing of the two styles and also in its abilit to look back at the recent past.

Bucking the trend by replicating the feel of the debuts of Cradle Of Filth and Bal Sagoth as a base point, OCR's use of spoken word and folk-derived traditional passages work exceptionally well at creating an atmpspheric-driven blackness that proffers a uniquely varied journey.

4/5 - Guy Strachan