Coronach - _The Gift of Foresight_
(Splatter Tribe, 2001)
by: Adrian Bromley (7 out of 10)
I think it would be safe to say that Coronach could be called a "mutt" when it comes to describing the style of metal music that this outfit plays. Drawing from a vast supply of influences, the death metal vibes of _The Gift of Foresight_ are pretty straightforward, but at the same time a little bit off-center. Musically, the record is a harsh death metal attack, but with a slight dark metal vibe bringing up the rear, not to mention a classic metal guitar style encompassing some of the songs. I am not too fond of the production here, but seeing that this is their first release, it is quite obvious that'll change come album number two. And plus, the overall rawness of their death metal sound kind of works off the mediocre knob-twirling (i.e "By the Sword" and the title track). Overall, a good debut that while not top of the heap, fits nice and neat in a batch of numerous unknown bands that could make something of their band in the next year or so.


(article published 13/3/2001)

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