British doom band Alunah’s sound is woven with traces of Black Sabbath influence—they even hail from Birmingham. And one doesn’t need much experience with metal to appreciate that mix of psychedelic melody and moody sludge. Soph Day’s strong but smooth, vocals float on top of riffs that are trippy yet defiant and heavy. Alunah takes their time to pound through their compositions, executing that gloomy doom element, and it only allows more time to hear every spiralling guitar solo or mesmerizing vocal harmony. Each song has a folktale feel, unraveling stories through both lyrics and compositions that evolve in the course of several minutes. Tapping into the early glory days of metal while fleshing out with their own flourishes, Alunah is an accessibly melodic intro to the genre yet a heavy, intriguing sound for a longtime metal listener to explore.