Profane Burial are a Symphonic Black Metal from Norway. The Band consists of Kjetil Ytterhus (Orchestration), André Aaslie (Orchestration & Vocals), Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (Drums), Jostein Thomassen (Guitar & Bass) and Ronny Thorsen (Vocals).
Over the years, that I have been listening to Rock and Metal, I have gravitated to the more of the extreme side of the genres. For the last twenty five years or so, I have been sort of a fan of Black and Death Metal, there is a few bands out there that I don’t find interesting, but there is a good few that do get my interest, and some of them I have become fan of. When Profane Burial sent me their The Rosewater Park Legend album through, and I put it on and I was thinking, and my initial impressions were, Oh OK, this is interesting, especially with the orchestral parts of the album.
As I left the album playing, just to get a general vibe of what the band has created. I came to realize that I quite liked what I was hearing from my initial play through, as I quite liked the Symphonic elements as it adds to the overall sound of what the band has created.
The songs off The Rosewater Park Legend that I found that I liked or I have found interesting are: The Tower Bell, The Stench Of Dying Roses (The Children’s Song), The Soldier’s Song, A Different Awakening (A Proclamation By The Priest), An Interlude (Or How the Curse Of Rosewater Park Began), The Letters and The Tale The Witches Wrote.
I like The Tower Bell, as it has that something that soars, twists and turns, and I think it is the Symphonic element that is on the song. The Stench Of Dying Roses (The Children’s Song) has a movie score vibe to it especially at the start of the song, and it carries through the track, plus it also has a Arabic vibe in parts. On The Soldier’s Song, there is some cool guitars and drumming and coupled that with the orchestral parts, it has that epic feel to it, plus this is another song that has that movie score vibe. I love the intro to A Different Awakening (A Proclamation By The Priest), as it sets up the song brilliantly, also there is some cool guitars in there, and again the Symphonic elements have add gravitas to the song. The Letters in a way – to me anyway – has that quality to be used in a Horror movie or game as it has vibe, as it could be used in those very effectively.
Overall I liked that album, as it has that intensity of the Black Metal, but also the Orchestral overlay on the album lent even more texture to the Black Metal. Well, if you are into the Black Metal genre or you are looking for something new, then I would recommend that you go and check Profane Burial out on the Facebook page, as this band is really good.
I would give Profane Burial and their The Rosewater Park Legend album a 4.5 out of 5 for a brilliant album.
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