Posted May 15th. 2017 By Johnathan Barkan for dreadcentral.com
From the good folks at Dread Central: "Below is the exclusive track premiere of “Charred Woodlands” from the album Crawl Into the Narrow Caves by Binary Reptile, the composing duo behind Bone Tomahawk. Binary Reptile is made up of composer Jeff Herriott and writer/director/composer S. Craig Zahler. Lakeshore Records will be releasing the digital soundtrack on Bandcamp this coming Wednesday with a wide release coming on June 2nd..." read the entire exclusive on dreadcentral.com
“The esoteric metallurgists here at AQ can't stop listening to this! As far as Allan is concerned, his favorite metal cd of the year, quite possibly. And although this is quite new, it still almost seems as if a relic from another time and place, like it should come with a papyrus scroll or better yet carved stone tablets, instead of a cd booklet (though the cd booklet it has, with thick, purple-printed paper, is quite nice). Join the cult and bow down before Realmbuilder!”
“It's what metal should be, an escape into the nether realms, into the unknown to evade the burden of real life. The genre also needs all kind of people bringing different ideals, different ideologies to the fold and that's exactly what these guys are doing. Exploring heavy metal with a very creative approach, Realmbuilder doesn't sound like anybody else.”
Metal Antoine’s Magickal Realm
"Advance Of The War Giants and the title-track [Blue Flame Cavalry] capture Realmbuilder at their absolute best. This band have shown such a high potential on their first two albums, but it is in these two tremendous compositions that everything is finally falling into place. Two amazing songs that should please every connoisseur of this genre.”
“Blue Flame Cavalry is a record I'll gladly pass off to my newborn when he's old enough for the Chronicles of Narnia, but one which I can also enjoy as I prep next weekend's tabletop wargaming session. Timeless and boundless in its ability to inspire raw imagination....” (ranked 11 on the site’s best 20 albums of 2013)
From The Dust Returned
Once again I was evident to a passage through this duo’s imaginational capabilities and features of the world’s mythological undertakings. Traditional Doom has a knack of gradually becoming too much low gear thus deeming itself to boredom, yet with implementing the right aspects, it can be glorious. REALMBUILDER did it again and were able to captivate my senses once more. Do yourself a favor and buy this one.
The third album from the band is doing exactly what I hoped after their excellent sophomore “Fortifications of the Pale Architect” that I also reviewed. I wanted the band to go into an even more intricate and doomy direction, they were already epic but I wanted more and they totally delivered with this opus. The songs are longer and, I know it's cliche to say that but the songwriting has matured and reached its peak here.
This tender Cello theme has all the emotion I was looking for and says quite a lot with very little effort. A poignant piece like this makes listening to this score worthwhile. I will mention again Nick Cave and Warren Ellis because this is the kind of score they would write. Cues like “Four dead man ride out” and “The burdened quartet” are wonderful solo cello experiments and compositions I will not forget very soon.