Barrowlands 2012 Demo is black metal wrapped in warm and comforting Cascadian cloth. The use of acoustic guitars and cello gives the epic melodies a tinge of folk music. The sorrowful sound of the cello in particular fits this type of black metal very metal. The riffing and the blasting are still there though, just not in abundance; in fact the drumming is quite dynamic. The intensity ebbs and flows through the use of subtle tempo changes. The tremolo picking is sometimes accentuated by interesting guitar leads, solos even. An enjoyable and very atmospheric demo.
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