Doomsword
Doomsword


3.5
great

Review

by rasputin USER (196 Reviews)
March 4th, 2009 | 20 replies | 7,377 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: pizza doom

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Italian doomsters Doomsword play a rather generic form of epic doom, but it’s nevertheless epic and it’s doom. With track titles such as ‘Sacred Metal’, ‘Warbringers’ and ‘Swords of Doom’, one can expect nothing but traditional doom elitery and, as is the case for Doomsword, pizza. As Italians are very well known for their pizza and not for their doom, it’s hard to believe that this album wasn’t accidentally made when the band members simply came together to make and then eat some delicious pizza pie.

As is the case with any pizza, the dough serves as the base, upon which all the other delicious elements of the creation are added; Doomsword’s pizza has a dough made up of riffs, and whether they’re big riffs that slap you in the dick or melodic and somewhat intricate pieces of doughy goodness, guitarist Deathmaster plays his riffs just as well as he makes pizza. So good, in fact, that his name should be Pizzamaster. Not to mention his solos; while at times being semi-technical, they retain a sense of melody and never descend into anything short of captivating.

Adding a bit of tangy Mediterranean flair, vocalist Nightcomer is the olives to Doomsword’s pizza. His moderate range extends both up and down and it’s not easy to miss the delicious olive juices that squirt from his mouth when he sings. His tone registers very assonantly with the supporting music; although he occasionally overpowers the band behind him, his performance is pizzariffic. One can’t forget to mention his spoken word and general pompousness; it just adds to the album’s epic nature, the sort of metal album that can truly be enjoyed with some delicious pizza pie.

The rhythm section is made up of Guardian Angel on drums and Dark Omen on the bass. Guardian Angel brings a bit of spice to the kitchen with his drum performance; it’s obvious that this represents the pepperoni that he so often chews when he’s pounding the skins. The bass, well the bass is the anchovies. Nobody likes anchovies, and neither do Doomsword; hearing Dark Omen’s contribution is rather hard, but this is all understandable because bass is for non-elites anyway.

It’s hard not to feel that Doomsword’s delicious pizza pie is just another mediocre pizza; sure, it has dough, olives, pepperoni and (eugh) anchovies, but what really makes a pizza is what brings it all together – cheese. In the case of Doomsword’s recipe, it is the overarching melody that fuses together all the various elements of the band into something remarkably enjoyable and well put together. Just how cheese really makes every pizza, the melody on Doomsword gives it that scintillating edge, allowing it to be an album that’s sought after, rather than one that you’ll take because everything else on the menu is sub-par. On that note, let this be a piece of advise to you: on any visit to the genre of pizza doom, let Doomsword be your number one choice.



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Willie
Moderator
March 4th 2009



15914 Comments


How can I not check this out now. You've invented a whole new genre of music.

The bass, well the bass is the anchovies. Nobody likes anchovies, and neither do Doomsword
This made me actually laugh at work. It's 4am and quiet, the sound defintitly traveled and startled a few people.

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Zoo
March 4th 2009



3759 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Haha, interesting review.

I wasn't too impressed with this. This is the first and probably last album I'll check out by this band.

rasputin
March 4th 2009



14540 Comments


Not sure why you didn't like it. It's definitely very unpolished, but it has a raw attraction which I thought makes it an enjoyable listen.

You've invented a whole new genre of music.

Pizza and doom, it was inevitable.

Willie
Moderator
March 4th 2009



15914 Comments


I like my pizza with chicken wings, so when a band brings that into the mix I'll have a new favorite.

Zoo
March 4th 2009



3759 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Not sure why you didn't like it. It's definitely very unpolished, but it has a raw attraction which I thought makes it an enjoyable listen.

I listened to this a while ago and I can't quite remember exactly what it sounded like but I know it was bland. Perhaps I'll give it another listen. We'll see.

MassiveAttack
March 4th 2009



2688 Comments


pizza: pepperoni, green peppers with cajun or garlic herb crust!

jingledeath
March 4th 2009



7104 Comments


band members' names are way too cheesy (no pun intended)

Fugue
March 4th 2009



7352 Comments


Pizza doom sounds awesome, nicely written review, made me lol.

Epilogue
March 4th 2009



1591 Comments


later albums are better Zoo, like Let Battle Commence. Good review rasputin.

charlesfishtitz
March 4th 2009



784 Comments


pizza in mornin pizza in the evening

joshmay
March 4th 2009



28 Comments


this review just made me hungry...












for DOOM!

charlesfishtitz
March 4th 2009



784 Comments


you dick. didnt even finish it

bastard
March 4th 2009



3435 Comments


lol it had 0 of 2 votes originally and now it has 4 of 4.

myhigherpie
March 4th 2009



3027 Comments


experimental food metaphor review... ingenious!

Wizard
March 5th 2009



19343 Comments


it’s hard to believe that this album wasn’t accidentally made when the band members simply came together to make and then eat some delicious pizza pie.


Line is full of win!

How can I not check this out now. You've invented a whole new genre of music.


Pizza metal?

Solid review. Sounds good to these ears.






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rasputin
March 6th 2009



14540 Comments


More like tastes good Karl.

BallsToTheWall
March 6th 2009



44196 Comments


I think Horse The Band already beat these guys to the pizza punch, but it's never too late. Good work. Might check this out, epic doom sounds enticing.

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Wizard
March 6th 2009



19343 Comments


More like tastes good Karl.


I swear I had a women once say to me, "Tastes good, huh Karl"? hahaha

rasputin
March 7th 2009



14540 Comments


hahaha

marbledking
March 30th 2014



43 Comments


I think that this kind of review would be better fit to Rhapsody or Luca Turilli. Doomsword are not so "cheesy", more on the drinking wine side, i could say.



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