"The first CD of Alunah, entitled "Call Of Avernus," came into my hands after a very bad end, in fact, the Italian Post pressarono, triturarono, maybe we played football, who knows, the fact is that what I heard was a kind of mush and so I defined at the time of review, so small evil force me to use the mp3 to listen to this work.
It's been two years since that output and the group aims to bring me back watering mouth with the second birth "White Hoarhound" and the great thing is that he has succeeded.
The band has kept the same line-up with Sophie Day on the mic, Jake Mason and Gaz Imber on drums and bass respectively, the latter plays also in general, other reality English to watch, and David Day of guitarist. As it is stable in shape, so is the composition, in fact, the new album does not depart in an apparent from the proffered in recent past, but consolidates and provides proof of the good feeling that the pieces of the debut had left.
The main difference, whether negative or positive then you who will decide, there is the prolonged listening album.
If the first Chapter went smoothly and wrap by its nature very instinctive character, needless to say, both live and demonstrate that they are "children of others," but with great relish choices applied in the songwriting, the platter today is the maturation and evolution would call obvious, perhaps the most plausible, with a return to the band prominent doom as the main reference.
'Ill notice this pleasant refuge in the territory in more than one occasion, on the other hand, however, lose some 'charm due to a charge less disruptive and that seems to refuse to dig furrows monolithic red-hot and so dear to Electric Wizard encountered prior to their sound. Now speak of "White Hourhound" as you would a hard or too bad it is not even remotely conceivable, here the pieces we are all right, the title track and the subsequent "Belial's Fjord" are lovely, the dynamics very well prepared and with a Soph much over the top. Singer has mastered and above all conviction of their own means, is much fuller, consisting of his trial and it is felt especially in these passages from the emotional so fluctuating in which it is free to provide your own fingerprint.
I do not know who breathe air in Birmingham or at least in England in general, is a fact that is quite complicated, I do not say it is impossible, find an act from the land of Albion that sounds like this is completely wrong and an album is in their DNA, and as I reflect continued to slide and backflushes tracks.
How could I say that songs such as "The Offering" and "Oak Ritual II "are not included in my listening? I'd be lying, they will also now firmly anchored in certain clichés occur in a large release, despite what they sound great.
Another point in favor of the combo is the ability to write real songs, in fact I happened to notice a feature not strange but became a regular guest, perhaps too much, in this world. During the latter period in particular is greatly taking advantage of the loophole in the extended jam sessions, sometimes even dramatically, in some cases to cover the lack of 'ideas for things to pack a real song form. 's not that I mind let me carry episodes from "totally free", but I do not want to become a sort of paraculata intended to carry out some kind of wacky artistic vision. jamming is wonderful for those who play and often unique experience for those who receive the benefits and that is why it can not be reduced to a use of the "giriamoci continuously around and use the psychedelic", thought fit to divert attention to a lack of papabile ' ideas.
Alunah The fortunately do not leave anything to chance and the instrumental ensemble arises always bringing positive results to which must be added the value of the fine mixing of Greg Chandler, who was also responsible for the "Call of Avernus", and work in terms of mastering Tony Reed (St. Vitus and Trippy Wicked).
vs. Instinct Maturity? What is the third production of the final bang? Of course we will be ready to receive it, we will continue to follow the Alunah of which recommend purchasing all the worshipers of stoner / doom, music so it's always nice ritrovarserla at home"