Between Two Worlds

by Rannoch

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XxDeadPatientxX Incredible! The whole album is just perfect. Amazing 8-string guitar work, heavy and superb musicianship. Not to mention Ian Gillings is one cool dude (Thank you again!). Support this band! You will not be disappointed! Favorite track: Faith.
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William Owens Furiously heavy and melodic death metal, laden with some of the nastiest, throat ripping vocals I've ever heard. Favorite track: Age of the Locust.
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Jordan Wehr Pretty good Progressive Death Metal,albeit a little forgettable especially in an almost endless sea of up and coming metal bands demanding attention,upping their game on their next release is a must. Favorite track: Age of the Locust.
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ZERO TOLERANCE:
Sometimes an album drops through the letterbox, and you expect it to be a decent debut effort. Sometimes you are pleasantly surprised. However, this is not one of those times. For "pleasantly surprised" would be an injustice. Rannoch have, with "Between Two Worlds", dipped their toe into a bigger world, displaying a level of craftsmanship and polish that is usually the preserve of the big boys. Well, they have marched straight up to them, and crashed their party. Surely, debuts aren't supposed to be this good? This professional? Are they? Well, once in a while, it seems they are. These guys can play, but even with their take on progressive, modern, aggressive metal, they put the song first, and don't fall into the trap of firing off technical riff after technical riff just to show off to the boys at guitar college. The feel of the music is always paramount, and rightly takes the centre stage. There is plenty of variety on show here, from delicate acoustic moments, to soaring guitar solos. A top quality British album!
4.5 out of 5

TERRORIZER:
While West Midlands progressive metallers, Rannoch, have kept a low profile since their first EP in 2008, you can hardly fault them for biding their time, as their debut album proper is a seriously impressive piece of work that can hold it's own against man of the genre's leading lights. Meticulously tight and with eight string guitars in tow, Rannoch cast their net far and wide, melding chugging Meshuggah-isms and tech-death acrobatics with moments of solemn introspection more reminiscent of Ihsahn and Opeth. Granted, things sometimes teeter on the edge of pomposity (witness the hammy William Blake poetry recital on "The Forgotten"), but for the most part, "Between Two Worlds" is a definite triumph.
7.5 out of 10



West Midlands quartet RANNOCH offer a refreshing take on the progressive death metal subgenre with focused extremity, fastidious technical precision & rich songwriting skills. Swathes of ethereal clean vocals & acoustic guitars accompany sledgehammer brutality & savagely intense screams, echoing a sombre selection of lyrical influences from Lynch to Danielewski.

Following rave reviews for past releases ‘Rorschach’ & ‘Talamh Mathair’ (in publications such as Terrorizer & Metal Hammer) and a blistering set at the UK’s Bloodstock Open Air festival, RANNOCH now tender the next stage in their repertoire with ‘Between Two Worlds’. Proudly making use of the full tonal range in their twin 8 string guitar attack, thundering live drums & muscular bass, this self-engineered full length album features mixing & mastering from Stymphalian Production's James Stephenson (Fallen Fate, Rezinwolf, Arcite).

Conceived as a ‘virtual vinyl’, ‘Between Two Worlds’ is presented with an A/B side approach to its arrangement of tracks and is available from November 27th 2013 as a digital release through British alternative label Eulogy Media (talanas, Dãm, Beth Ryan).

credits

released November 28, 2013

"Between Two Worlds" was recorded throughout 2012 and 2013 at the Rannoch studios.

Produced by Ian Gillings

Re-amped and Mixed and mastered by James Stephenson at Stymphalian Productions
www.stymphalianproductions.co.uk

All music written by Ian Gillings and Rannoch
All lyrics written by Ian Gillings

Rannoch 2013
Ian Gillings - Guitars and vocals
Richard Page - Guitars
Paul Lloyd - Bass and additional vocals
Damian Powell - Drums


We offer thanks to these generous contributing artists:

"The Poison Tree" by William Blake read by Hal Sinden and appears courtesy of Eulogy Media
www.eulogymedia.com

"The Demon" in Faith performed by Laird Logan Gunn and appears courtesy of Haerken
www.haerken.com

Layout and design by Ian Gillings and Damian Powell
Photography by Damian Powell
damianpowellphotography.co.uk


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West Midlands quartet RANNOCH offer a refreshing take on the progressive death metal subgenre with focused extremity, fastidious technical precision & rich songwriting skills. Swathes of ethereal clean vocals & acoustic guitars accompany sledgehammer brutality & savagely intense screams, echoing a sombre selection of lyrical influences from Lynch to Danielewski. ... more

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