CD review EMPIRE "The Raven Ride"

(6/10) Here comes a short and crispy review in bulletpoint-fashion:

  • "The Raven Ride" was originally released in 2006.

  • This version is a re-issue.

  • It comes with one 'new' song which is another version of "Carbon Based Lifeform".

  • Tony Martin is doing the vocals and he's great. The big benefit of the album.

  • The songs are standard and without any tempo variations. This is the downer of the album since each song basically sounds the same.

  • A real highlight is missing (except Tony Martin's vocals).

I wonder who's the target group for this re-release. I guess that fans of Tony Martin call the original version already their own and since the re-release doesn't offer new goodies it's in the end an album which features melodic metal that's heard in a similar way many times before. There's no real need for such a re-release.





  1. The Raven Ride
  2. Breathe
  3. Carbon Based Lifeform
  4. Satanic Curses
  5. Al Sirat
  6. What Would I Do
  7. Changing World
  8. MaximumI Can't Trust Myself
  9. The Devil Speaks, The Sinner Cries
  10. Carbon Based Lifeform (Bonus)


Label: Pride & Joy Music

Genre: Melodic Metal

Release Date EU: August 15th, 2017

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