Ram-zet - Intra (Candlelight Records/Tabu Recordings) - Back
Combining doom, gothic, and black metal influences, Ram-zet release upon the world “Intra”. They are similar in ways to bands like Orphanage, Cradle of Filth, and the Gathering. This disc has heavy, aggressive, and even progressive riffs at times keeping their sound fresh. Instrumental interludes are used to break up tracks or to setup the song and/or other riffs, and track five is a complete instrumental. Some songs are easy to get into, particularly ones that have orchestral traits like what Cradle of Filth does or other gothic influenced bands. There are some really superior parts; they just don’t put it together all the time. Various male death vox and soprano female vocals are used including, female vocals like Liv Christine of Leaves’ Eyes or Anneke Van Giersbergen of the Gathering, and black metal shrieks like Dani of Cradle of Filth. A well-rounded effort, I can’t wait for more.

Rating: 85