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Corvus Stone

Ice King (Digital Single)

Review by Vivian Lee

The first official release from young prog rock band Corvus Stone stands out from the less serious releases from them I've heard here and there, that showcase their influences in easy fun ways.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2012  Volume 5 at lulu.com/strangesound.
Track by Track Review
Ice King
At first listen I was put off by the dark heavy lyrics of an Odin-esque figure in the song, but multiple listenings revealed swirling synths, and ethnic percussion aiding vocalist Carpenter's telling the tale of the Ice King. Overall, the song is a pleasant surprise (I was expecting to hear Nordic doom-metal), and highly listenable; a case of “less is more.”

(Editor's Note - Music Street Journal is set up for the allocation of albums, not singles - particularly not one-song singles. So, in the instances, like this one, where we've covered single song releases, we've had to make some adaptations for formatting. In the case of this one, just imagine both track review and overall review reading as one set of copy. )
 
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