Rorcal
Myrra, Mordvynn, Marayaa


4.0
excellent

Review

by eternium USER (16 Reviews)
March 13th, 2011 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Lost in the deepest black; there is no escape, there is no hope.

It's a cavern deep underground, miles within the earth. There is no natural light reaching you, only what your eyes have adjusted to. You've even run out of matches that you've brought with you. Not only that but everyone that entered with you is gone, having decided to separate and find a way out long ago. They could be free or they could be dead. You simply do not know. Food is running low and only a small stream of water keeps you hydrated through the agonizing heat that suffocates your lungs. Wall after wall of stone is all you can seem to find, trapped in what is bound to be your deathbed. Sometimes you hear a distant shaking, sometimes closer, leading to a claustrophobic anxiety that the rocks above could come down on you at any moment. Sleep is the only time of day that you are calm.

Rorcal's music is the perfect soundtrack to this scenario. There is no hope. There is no certainty. There is no light to be found. Monolithic riffs come crashing down endlessly upon you. The vocals are deep and guttural, like the voice of a murderous stalker that is your schizophrenia. There is no such thing as fast. Everything is slow and drawn out for long periods of time, with riff after riff and crash after crash evolving with a creep. It becomes quiet only to become loud again, striking a deep hopelessness into your mind. There is no escape here. While everything appears to be constant there is still an anxiety that the entire world could come crashing down at any minute.

You decide to follow the water stream in a slight hope that it will lead to an outside source. You think to yourself that you've been walking for hours, possibly days. You can't recall the last time you've seen the sun, much less your beloved family that you left behind. Your legs give out due to exhaustion and you suddenly break down both physically and emotionally, pouring into tears, begging whatever God may be out there for some sort of escape, some way to see your loved ones again. In the midst of this something catches your eye. Curiously you crawl over on your hands and knees. It's a knife that appears to have blood on it. Now it seems that the entire world has in fact come down upon you, overwhelming as the heart beats faster than you thought it ever could. You look up to find the body of one of your friends, throat sliced cleanly open.



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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 13th 2011


18725 Comments


Reviews like this are so much better than the standard "band sounds like this, has achieved this, hasn't lived up to this" blah blah blah.

Most certainly pos'd and album sounds great.

Digging: Execration (NOR) - Morbid Dimensions

eternium
March 13th 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It depends on the band/album/music.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 13th 2011


18725 Comments


Yeah but when it's written like this it makes me actually want to read it.

Ovrot
March 13th 2011


10508 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hmmmm...

Digging: Satan's Satyrs - Demo 2010

eternium
March 13th 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The fact that this only has one other rating is pathetic.

cvlts
March 14th 2011


8967 Comments


only have heliogabalus from these guys, review makes me want to check this out. i think i just might.
those are some chunky song lengths lol

good review bro ;]

TheSpirit
March 14th 2011


17930 Comments


interesting

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2011


16440 Comments


I did one of these once and will never ever do so again partly because mine was awful and partly because they just make no sense sometimes.

Digging: Swallowed - Lunarterial

ThyCrossAwaits
March 14th 2011


3055 Comments


Honestly got claustrophobic reading this. Pos'd.

eternium
March 14th 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Probably my best review so far.

Thanks guys.

EvilCashew
March 15th 2011


132 Comments


Awesome review. Listening through this right now.

Ovrot
November 7th 2011


10508 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i rated it just for you eternium

eternium
November 7th 2011


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not high enough.

Ovrot
November 7th 2011


10508 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

have a pos instead

ThyCrossAwaits
November 8th 2011


3055 Comments


Requested disclaimer for this review: DO NOT READ WHILE STUCK IN A BUS WITH A 112 DEGREE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE.

Shukal
March 21st 2012


59 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the review really describes the music well. pos.

you should review Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI


CrimsonLies
March 6th 2013


2045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Will check this out

wacknizzle
April 20th 2014


13482 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is fucking brilliant, love this band

Digging: This Gift Is A Curse - I, Gvilt Bearer



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