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Crows Fly Black


TAROT - Crows Fly Black

Released on: 2007-01-19

TAROT... is not only a card game, but also a long time running Heavy Metal band from Finland. The band was founded in the early eighties (!) by the Hietala brothers, Marco and Zachary. The first album "Spell Of Iron" was finally released in 1986. Much later Marco became famous as a member of SINERGY and of course NIGHTWISH, but he never abandoned his "baby band“. From time to time with some breaks, for obvious reasons, TAROT have released great albums which have made them a great addition to the metal scene. With the last album, "Suffer Our Pleasures", which was released in 2003, the name TAROT became some sort of a household name – not only in Finland, but the rest of Europe slowly began to wake up – and 2007, four years later, it was time for the big breakthrough.

TAROT signed a deal with Nuclear Blast and recorded their best album to date "Crows Fly Black". A lesson in stainless steel, pure Heavy Metal – but without the clichés. The first single from the album, "You", entered the Finnish charts at #1 – the evidence that TAROT are on the right way to conquer the metal scene! But not only "You" is an ear catcher. After several spins you will realize that every song on "Crows Fly Black" has the potential to be a classic. The gorgeous title track; "Tides"; "Howl!" – this is metal in its best way. Powerful, yet melodic, slightly progressive - but without a pure technique overkill. Forward thinking, intelligent music from really intelligent musicians. If you never heard of TAROT, this is the chance to become part of the beautiful world of metal the band unleashes!

Track list Total runtime
1 - Crows Fly Black 6:31
2 - Traitor 3:39
3 - Ashes To The Stars 5:25
4 - Messenger Of Gods 4:23
5 - Before The Skies Come Down 4:06
6 - Tides 5:33
7 - Bleeding Dust 4:19
8 - You 3:44
9 - Howl! 4:22
10 - Grey 4:47