KROLOK “Funeral Winds and Crimson Sky”

By Octopi Mills

This band has built a reputation in the obscure corners of the underground black metal circle with a few releases prior to this one. This album has an old feel and has kept alive the sound of both past releases and the general one of the band. There's somehow a newer approach that I cannot put my finger on somehow; in sound and vocals. As with the mention of old school black metal, it has the old Norwegian feel intact. There is something different here; perhaps the sound and approach, and I felt I did not enjoy the vocals as much here on this one but that is not to say this is a terrible album that anyone who would have normal expectations of such project would not like. It seems to run a long while to me but this should be welcome to the normal listeners. Somehow it seems a certain atmosphere was lost, however.