Doom Metal is by now a fairly wide field, and since the days of Black Sabbath, Witchfinder General and Count Raven much has changed. Especially shone a time stamp "Doom" on a lot of publications on first listen fit is not so in the set up by the founding fathers sound training Balden. Mixing with death metal, or even Gothic promoted a real spectrum light to sound worlds that still only to look hard.'s no wonder, then, that in this variety also female fronted doom metal is that my old chauvinist remained so far from his mind. Not because I'm so ne olle Nazisau who thinks women belong behind the stove, but just out of personal taste out, thanks to which I a gentle female voice never looked so close to dark and heavy music.
The band Alunah from the UK is a Doom combo with a singer on the mic.'s music can be somewhere between classic Doom and Stoner Metal lane is dominated by ultra-heavy guitar riffs, some significant psychedelic sprinklings and a depression-causing slowness. When the first notes of the opening track "Demeter's Grief" to swell ominously out of the boxes, you'd expect at any moment a tube-style one Messiah Mercolin or Scott "Wino" Weinrich, but Nope: Soph Days no less powerful female voice recites the verses of the Greek goddess of the harvest almost plaintively, as in a ritual I have to admit.! I was surprised the medications manual times not again Read and feel the side effects get. Initially irritated me that because Alunah thus leaving my usual listening material. But as an open music lover I was fair enough, the disc then play again. Meanwhile she has surely a dozen runs on the clock and I must say : Chapeau, Mrs. Day, they do their job "remarkable well".
At the latest with the title track "White Hoarhounds" me the artist from the rainy England in their world had caught that reminds me more and more of an induced by pagan rites drug intoxication. Maybe the reason of magical moments like the beginning of the third song, "Belial's Fjord ", which can result from hypnotic drums and brutal guitar riffs slowly swirling a deep lament that Day's voice brings to full fruition.
Perhaps the impression even from song titles like "The Offering" or "Oak ritual". The latter consists of two parts, one is first intoned with delicate acoustic guitars, Hammond organ sounds and the singing and the second part comes along then as a ten-minute doom epic including a long break and mysterious ending. The musicians thematically anyway probably a little with the pagan past of their island and run all sorts of studies involved in occult realms. To what extent issues in the field of the Wiccan faith with built in, I dare almost as a layman in this field, not to judge, but I would be surprised if, in a singer not the female side would also find that content emphasis. "White Hoarhound" I liked only one reason, at first hearing, and not immediately as this is pretty subjective, I can safely ignore it in my final conclusion.
Overall Alunah namely make a pretty good piece on the floor doom and manage to transport a lot of spirituality and emotions in their sombre tones They remain exciting, despite the delays and are independent enough -. alone is thanks to the charismatic front woman - to be not a simple clone as it was on an album by Saint Vitus times. "?
You are the children of doom and we are your fathers. " Sure, but this child has grown up.