Raven Legacy are a band from Italy that plays a very symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Sol Invictus".
Operatic female vocals start off the ep along with some symphonic elements a few seconds later which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while death metal growls are also utilized at times and when t he music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while tremolo picking can also be heard during the faster sections of the songs. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, choir vocals can also be heard at times.
One track also introduces clean playing onto the recording along with the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style, all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover mythology, darkness and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Raven Legacy are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Infernal hearlad" and "Unconquered Sun Cult". 8 out of 10.