True, they come from Birmingham, the fully applies therefore rightly regarded as the birthplace of heavy metal. Whether also the "Brummies" of ALUNAH some day someone will remember for?
A certain recognition value alone is given by the voice of front woman and Rhythm guitarist Sophie Day. The lady uses her body resonance, sounds like the stronger sister of Jessica Toth (JEX THOTH), with their music, anyway ALUNAH can best be compared. In contrast to the always clouded Californians sound Mrs. Sophie, her husband David, drummer Jake Mason and the newly added bassist Dan Burchmore, however, significantly reduced. Psychedelic is ALUNAH sound not much to feel, but the long, carried by grave stone heavy riffs songs always inherent in a certain warmth that preserves the melancholy mood in front of slipping into Depressive. Best example: 'Heavy Bough', which is a hot favorite for the Doom Song of the Year with his Groove, David Greg Mackintosh Memorial leads and the simply fantastic chorus.
Unfortunately the rest of the material reaches these heights (or depths?) Only in phases. 'Bricket Wood Coven', reminiscent of the BLACK Sabbath birth opener is also to settle on nine-level, and the eponymous, decorated with fine double-Leads 'The Forest Awakening' stirs the heart doomverliebte. 'The Mask Of Herne' on the other hand knows neither how to tie the two long tracks at the end, while the final, halbballadeske 'The Summerland' releases after all a wonderful relaxing song.
Bottom line ALUNAH is on album number three, a further increase succeeded with the quartet should establish in the international class. The jump in the DOOM World League is probably just a slice (and a few tempo variations).
Original German Version: http://www.streetclip.tv/magazine/details/reviews/article/alunah-awakening-the-forest/