Oh yeah, this is what Doom Metal is about, grinding riff that say we are here to rock you! First song I heard on this album was Hopkins (Witchfinder General) It was the first bit of Doom Metal I had and the video was wierd and medieval and I was like "Woah!" That is rocking! Though not commercial, they keep a tight fanbase in the underground.
You can't describe the band but it is a mix of Black Sabbath and the traditional Doom metal style. The singer can't really sing but his style just suits the music, you just can't help but sing along to it. The lyrics are quite strange in their own right, very cheesey =D with lyrics about the “devil” and such. The riffs just smooth along with the singing.
Hopkins (Witchfinder General) was the soul of the album, the accessible song you could call it. It was so cool when I listened to it on MTV2’s 120 Minutes. I love the guitar breakdown half way through it, it then proceeds to a guitar riff then an awesome solo. That is one good thing, the guitarists have solos not very technical but it is short and sweet.
Night Of The Seagulls is one gloomy number. It starts off creepy and scary and the vocals are rough to perfect this mood. This time it has a bass breakdown. This is one seven minute epic you would love start to finish. Vampire Sun starts off the album. It is a straight-forward rock song. No seven minute epic here, just rock start to finish. So you guessed it was up-tempo =P
Overall this album was impressive, one album you can sit in the dark and indulge in. Guitar solos, amazing drums, stand-out bass. This album is awesome. My only grip is that the songs sound similar and it is the same singing style and same guitar tone the whole way through but that is only my opinion. It is certainly a grower though so give this album a chance if you didn’t like it the first time.
I give this album