Coraxo – Starlit Flame (2014)


As we all know, Finland is a country where creativity flourishes in terms of Metal music and Coraxo is here to deliver their own unique style of music. Playing an interesting mixture of Electronic/Industrial Metal, this band has a very futuristic sound that is greatly enhanced by the mastering of Dan Swanö in their debut EP “Starlit Flame”. With hints of many different bands, this Finnish duo delivers seven engaging tracks that will command your full attention.

Opening with a trippy/spacey atmospheric piece, things start getting hectic with the crushing “Signal Detected”. Filled with catchy electronic elements, this track has a nice Industrial vibe similar to Kovenant, Aborym, and Shade Empire, featuring vocals that blend between Black Metal and some other distorted outburst. The catchiness of “The Xenotaph” is quite amazing, delivering some sick electronics paired with demolishing riffs. As one of our favorite tracks of the release, this song has all the right elements at the correct times to make it an instant classic.

The band’s Sci-fi / Horror inspired theme comes across very nicely with the disturbing “The Big Fight Scene” and the Mysticum-esque “Transformed”. Musically, the riffs are quite solid and nicely round up the very tight drumming. The programming and sytnths is quite creative and catchy, putting them to the level of bands like Turmion Kätilöt. With some sludgy/doomy elements, “Escape?” delivers quite a different song than the first ones with a more mellow and expansive sound.

As the release closes with a decent cover of Sepultura’s “Refuse/Resist”, we are quite glad that this EP is part of a trilogy and that more of Coraxo’s music should be coming our way in the future. “Starlit Flame” is one of those productions that is very well engineered and that features interesting music that is not quite your average release. If you like experimenting with new things, definitely check out this solid release.

Band: Coraxo Album: Starlit Flame

Label: Self-Released

Release: January 15th, 2014

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Genre: Industrial/Electronic Death Metal

Country: Finland

Rating: 86/100

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