Rising

Legacy Of Wolves EP

Written by: PP on 25/02/2011 18:24:18

Rising are, in my opinion, one of the most promising and talented metal names Denmark has to offer right now. Their live performances are an impressive display of the raw power lying underneath their sludge metal riffs, where the band moves as a collective in unison, bringing wave after wave of crushing soundscape to obliterate the listener and his neck into obeying the rhythmic pulsations in which Rising's guitar/bass combo operates. On their self-titled debut EP, they showcased promise without fulfilling their potential quite as much as we would've liked, but that's what the two-track "Legacy Of Wolves" EP is here for: a mouth-watering taster of what to expect from Rising on their eventual debut full length.

The title track opens the recording with a thick, enriched sound, original enough to stand out but yet referencing the big names in sludge metal to give a sense of familiarity to the music. Heavyweight influences like Mastodon, Kylesa and High On Fire revolve around one's consciousness automatically, given the sludgy groove and the thunderous roars that act as the key ingredient in the song's structure. "Daughter Of The Sun" follows suit, leaving its production similarly muddy on purpose in order to achieve that much revered layered wall of sound, complete with a barrage of tasty riffs and a devastating soundscape that somehow manages to stay catchy nonetheless. The latter part, in particular, is a leapfrog of an improvement compared to their debut, giving Rising a ton of momentum to build on for their debut album. Lets just say it this way: if these two tracks are of any indication, their full length will have no problem standing tall quality-wise when compared to the other bands mentioned in this review.

7

Download: Legacy Of Wolves
For the fans of: Mastodon, Kylesa, High On Fire
Listen: Myspace

Release date 15.10.2010
Self-Released

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