“With only two members, Nÿx (all vocals and lyrics) and Khâos (all music and instruments), Raven X have succeeded in creating a wonderfully dark gothic album both biting and beautiful, stark yet rich in haunting melodies.”
“Raven X is one of those bands that while they may be lumped into a specific genre, but with “Essence Without Light” they also have the ability to transcend to other areas of the metal spectrum. As we all know metal is an unrestricting art form and Raven X are not bound by restrictions at all.”
“Raven X - New band of the day! Now this pair would have been ideal for Halloween with their melodic death sound, but sadly I missed that date so they’ll have to settle for November 6th instead. Anyway, I give you Raven X – also known as Nÿx (lyrics/vocals) and Khâos (music/instruments). Their debut album Essence Without Light came out in March and has had very favourable reviews. Don’t expect Nÿx to hold back on the guttural death vocals because she’s of the female persuasion, either. Full on throat-hoarsening, while still being able to make the lyrics out – not something you encounter often.”
“Raven X has really impressed me with their obvious talent and unique vision on “Essence Without Light”. The album presents so many interesting facets of sounds of songwriting with the utmost clarity and consistency, and all the while effectively blending the elements of Goth and Death metal to perfectly compliment one another.”
“If you’re looking for something different, don’t waste your time here. Raven X don’t do different just for the sake of it. However, if you’re looking for something bold, daring and ambitious, you’re in for a treat. Combining rock, death metal, industrial, and Gothic elements into one the way Raven X have done, is no small feat. They’ve done an admirable job if it, in fact.”
“The highly anticipated debut CD, "Essence Without Light" from RAVEN X is a must have!”
"Essence Without Light" was released back on March 13th, 2013. This debut album from Ohio’s Gothic Death Metal duo will no doubt impress Metal fans from both the Melodic and Extreme sides of the Metal aisle! Metal be thy name.