I had not yet happened to run into a doom metal band with female singer and I have to admit that it is a pleasant discovery. The four components are Alunah from Midlands, United Kingdom, and the latter work, "White Hoarhound" is their second album, the first for PsycheDOOMelic Record. Seven tracks for a release that deserves careful listening, in which the atmosphere proposals do not give the listener never excessive and redundant heavy doom.
It happens however that the slow rhythmic and instrumental minimalism is offset by a surprising counterpoint voice. The female voice is definitely a big plus, personality and well adapted to the environment even though it is far from gloomy, but rather powerful and vital. Reverbs and reverse shots blur the edges of an otherwise very decided tone.
I loved the sound of guitars, distorted and dark so that the sound does not be too overwhelming when placed next to an item so energetic. In addition, devices such as solos, rhythms and sped to the synth sound carpets help to dampen the linearity of the slow metal without distorting it. As well as tracks like "Oak Ritual I" represent a moment of breath tight in the mood of the disc, especially appreciated for the office introspective, to which the item was accompanied by the unique sound of clean guitar and keyboard arrangements of the background.
I wonder what influences may suffer most, but I feel obliged to secure the passage by his fellow Black Sabbath, of course, for the lesson of "Paranoid". Mix well the instrumental parts and those sung, the Alunah then reach a result very homogeneous, dare I say almost recognizable style. And I think that smart is the most important result of our English.