Horn of the Rhino
Weight of Coronation


4.0
excellent

Review

by ConcubinaryCode USER (14 Reviews)
May 20th, 2013 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An excellent sludge metal album with heavy riffs, powerful vocals, and crushing brutality throughout.

With a name like Horn of a Rhino, you’d expect some ferocious music and the band doesn’t fail to impress in any way. Originally just called Rhino the band changed their name in 2010 to go along with their new brute of an album entitled Weight of Coronation.Proving their name is no misnomer, the sludge metal band seem to manage to gore into your very soul with their intense music.

While Horn of the Rhino’s musicianship may not be nothing new, they manage to pull everything off together in spades. From their thick sludgy riffs, bellowing drums, to the angelic vocals as they triumph over the instruments that scream of crushing brutality, the band invests the listener. The guitarists do a splendid job of making violent, unrelenting riffs that are difficult to get bored of, even in ten plus minute songs. It’s not just a few riffs per song mind you; throughout the album the guitarists alternate between crushing brutality to beautiful melody that seems to dance off the very strings of the guitar. They always seem to change it up just before things get boring.

The band’s true asset, however, is their amazing vocalist. His powerful voice goes well with the crushing music the rest of the band produces. It is almost as if he is screaming out to the heavens in anger at some points of the album. At other points he can sound like he’s delivering a eulogy of a relative or friend, but he still has the emotion behind his words. He really does make the band pop out more as a whole.

In short, Horn of the Rhino has created an excellent album with everything you could want in a sludge metal album. Heavy riffs that ooze sludge, powerful doom gospel vocals, and crushing brutality throughout.

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ConcubinaryCode
May 20th 2013


5501 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

for slipnslide, with love

slipnslide
May 20th 2013


2639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

haha wow i havent even done mine yet. cool thx man have a pos

asaf
May 21st 2013


953 Comments


album's a drag... cool cover though

Disrupt
May 21st 2013


274 Comments


I will check this out

mandan
May 21st 2013


13461 Comments


Pos. I'm not really into this music but the review describes well.

MMX
May 21st 2013


5014 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Awww yeah

ExcentrifugalForz
April 6th 2014


2124 Comments


some nice riffs but this singer is terrible

emester
August 28th 2014


8271 Comments


Yeah I love this band. Like a doom tinged High on Fire with grudge vocals

emester
August 31st 2014


8271 Comments


New album kicks so much ass

InFlamesWeThrash666
October 5th 2014


9924 Comments


Need to check this band

TheSonomaDude
January 6th 2016


7299 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Band is balls live



This album riffs hard tho

evilford
March 24th 2017


47954 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cool cover. this is aight so far

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Allergist
February 22nd 2019


1065 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

A sludge metal classic. Still holds up 10 years later. Hopefully it gains more traction as it gets older



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