The charismatic, eerie, foreboding vocalist is the big draw where this quintessentially British band is concerned. Pitching every note perfectly, Day envelopes the listener in a stifling atmosphere of bleak brilliance.
The title track marries a haunting vocal tone with trad metal lead guitar and scuzzed up riffs spawned to blow the biggest speaker stacks this side of a Spinal Tap arena show.
When doom is delivered with such aural dexterity it offers wild hope rather than instilling a deep fear. And on this evidence Alunah, three albums into an incredibly exciting career, can be the standard bearers for a genre in rude health. SR
RUSHONROCK RATED: 8/10 Awakening The Belief