Sunday, April 17, 2011

White Wolves S/T (2011)

Genre) Doom
Origin) USA
Label) Independent
File Size) 67.0MB 320Kbps

1 Kinslayer Joint 6:00
2 The Burden Of Destiny 5:29
3 Branch; Davidian 4:11
4 Stone Burner 4:50
5 Gomphethere 3:43
6 Arcturus 5:32
Total Playting Time 29:45

Birthed in Ohio by Three dudes - this band has a future in this genre of metal- cant wait for a full length. Check it out

White Wolves

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Völva - Völva (2010)

Album: Self-titled
Year: 2010
Genre: Stoner|Doom
Origin: Iceland
Quality: 320 kbps


1. Svarthol - 6:41
2. Sofandi - 7:03
3. Andvaka - 5:16
4. Völva - 4:45
5. Ì Eigin Heimi - 6:29
6. Vöknun - 18:23

Total playing time: 48:37

Some killer tunes from Iceland that harbor elements of old and new within the stoner-doom arena. The band got their name from Norse mythology and one of the many sagas from the Viking times. They share some similarities with bands like OM, Black Sabbath, Weedeater, and Mary Bell.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Öröm - 8

Genre:Dark Ambient/Gothic/Doom Metal
Lyrical theme(s) Melancholy, Nature, Void, Despair
Origin Hungary
Formed in 1998
Current label Unsigned
Status: Active
File size 156MB 320Kbps

1. Vágyódás 01:48
2. Csöndben 09:24
3. Sírok Között 11:00
4. Levél 05:08
5. Hangok 09:30
6. Egyszer 07:54
7. Mélyen Legbelül 10:08
8. ... 07:52
9. Beteljesedés 06:43
Total playing time 01:09:27

Unsigned Hungarian DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM


Monday, April 4, 2011

Sol & Blodtru, Old Europa Death Chants

A new collaboration from two Danish one man acts, Blodtru and Sol from Paradigms Recordings.

I'm a huge Sol fan, being the doom geek that I am, but hadn't heard too much from Blodtru. That said, I was a tiny bit disappointed with this one. That's not to say it's a weak album, it's not. I just felt like it could have been tied together a bit better. It starts with a full 10 minutes of chant with some feedback in the middle that brings to mind some of Sunn O)))'s work with Atilla. Then goes into Sol's normal style with obvious black metal influence, which works well.
There is less folk influence going on than I had expected from the label's description and from the summaries of Blodtru's work that I had read.

Overall though, a good release. It's definitely more subdued than what Sol fans will be used to. His other releases seem to favor a "wall of sound" approach, whereas this one is more contemplative, so this one will be good for those who found I am Infinity and Let There Be a Massacre to be a little too much.

As always, support the artist if you like what you hear!