REVIEWS

RIDDLE OF STEEL

Review @ No Clean Singing
“One of the year’s biggest and best surprises.”

Review @ Powermetal.de
“Riddle Of Steel ist ein ganz und gar erhabenes Denkmal für den epischen Metal in der Nachfolge Quorthons geworden,
das jedem Fan von BATHORY nach der Black-Metal-Phase gefallen sollte und SONS OF CROM mit einem Schlag in die Spitzengruppe des Genres befördert.”

Review @ Meat Mead Metal (Pick of the Week)
“Every adventure with this record is breath-taking, sometimes turbulent, and occasionally beautiful,
and it’s going to be a real joy to behold during these upcoming cold autumn nights when only a dark ale can keep me warm inside.”

Review @ Last Rites
“…this feels like the work of a veteran band, not one delivering its debut.

Review @ Wonderbox Metal
“It’s hard to credit that this is a début album really as the level of maturity displayed on these songs is staggering.”

Review @ Metal Temple
“This album, though only seven tracks deep, provides outstanding quality to the imagery of Metal in this realm.”

Review @ metal.de
“Riddle Of Steel führt das musikalische Erbe BATHORYs, behutsam aufgefrischt und trotzdem angenehm
“old-schoolig” präsentiert, weiter, und ist für mich das bisher stärkste Debütalbum des Jahres 2014.”

Review @ Nihil Verum Nisi Mors
Pour un premier album, Sons of Crom signe avec Riddle of Steel une oeuvre étrangement mature pour un groupe aussi récent,
le duo scandinave fait preuve d’une grande maîtrise dans la construction de ses morceaux,
en alliant la simplicité des structures avec des arrangements particulièrement riches et fouillés,
en y incorporant une réelle dimension cinématographique, et en jouant également sur le registre de l’émotion.

Review @ Dead Rhetoric
“Riddle of Steel emerges as a boulder-sized slab of non-pretentious epic metal; somewhat of a rarity in this day and age.”

Review @ Aux Portes Du Métal
“Sons Of Crom nous offre un très convaincant premier opus, peuplé de compos agréables et prenantes.”

Review @ Absolute Zero Media
“Where Opeth have lost that magic over the last few releases, Sons of Crom have taken that mantle and ran with it.”

Review @ Close-Up Magazine (image)
“Det är de snillrika kompositionerna som håller ens nyfikenhet vid liv.”

Review @ Amboss-Mag.de
“Sie kopieren also nicht nur die grandiosen Vorlagen, sondern erweitern das Spektrum, wie es ihnen beliebt und das sorgt dafür,
dass es ein sehr abwechslungsreiches Album geworden ist, welches sich Epic/Pagan/Heavy Metaller unbedingt mal anhören sollten.”

Review @ Gorgers Metall
“Riddle of Steel er både en variert, storslått og gjennomført affære. “

Review @ Ragherrie
“De zeven nummers zijn majestueus van gestalte en zeker geen hapklare brokken.”

Review @ Earshot
“SONS OF CROM hier ein sehr solides Debüt-Album abgeliefert haben.”

Review @ Metalhead.it
“Credo che, con un cantante più dotato, i Sons of Crom possano diventare LA band epic metal di questi anni ’10.”

Review @ Ave Noctum
“On the whole finely crafted music, performed with a real and much appreciated passion and with a good knack for song writing on the shorter offerings.”

Review @ Lords of Metal
“Riddle Of Steel is a strong debut for people who are into Bathory’s Viking period.”

Review @ Soundscape
“…it’s a well-constructed and engaging album that highlights just how talented this band is musically.”

Review @ Stormbringer
“…ein musikalisches Heldenepos, gespielt und gesungen von einem vielseitigen Duo aus Schweden und Finnland.”

Review @ Time for Metal
“So ist Master Of Shadows einer der eher hymnisch anmutenden Songs des Albums, was mit Golden Gates erneut getoppt wird.”

VICTORY

Review @ The Metal Observer
“…let’s be honest, who manages to dish out a 12 minute of this quality as first ever recording, got something going on!”

Review @ Global Domination
“This mid tempo track keeps the listener interested throughout the entire journey and if one for one second
thinks the music gets a bit too repetitive the vocals come in and tell you that you’re wrong and should hit your head on an axe.”

Review @ Miasma
“Most of my attention went to the vocal performances, which were pleasantly varying.”

Review @ Imperiumi
“Victory on kuitenkin kaikin puolin lupaava näytepala siitä, mitä tuleman saattaa pitää…”

Review @ Metal Centre
“Zespół Sons of Crom pierwsze zwycięstwo już odniósł i z niecierpliwością czekam na następne projekty tej Kapeli.”

Review @ Mundo Rock
“Por ahora están en la búsqueda de nuevos integrantes que puedan trabajar con ellos a futuro en lo
que definitivamente podría ser uno de los futuros grandes descubrimientos del doom épico escandinavo.”

Copyright © 2014 Sons of Crom. All Rights Reserved. Contact: officialsonsofcrom@gmail.com

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