Alunah represent a special kind of Doom. Raw, traditional, deep and always a little wistfully. The four-piece band from Birmingham rumbles with deep stringed instruments in best "iommischer" style; the drums so present with powerful accents. This is the Birmingham Classic!
Who has not heard the band before, which is certainly - as with the previous posts - surprised at the huge wall of sound and sound that arises when Soph Day of with their fine and clear voice echoed through the deep valley Dooms sings away. The effect is magical. Huge contrast, the simple but natural.
So the English invent anything new - neither the genre nor themselves Nevertheless, one can not say that they would simply continue the brilliant predecessor "White Hoarhound": Most likely at older material is reminiscent of the first song "Bricket Wood Coven".. The differences are subtle, but noticeable already here: The songs seem more confident, even thicker and more massive. This is clearly the latest on "Heavy Bough" right after the opener or the title track.
Alunah Promo 3Insbesondere Sophs spouse, Dave, resolute attacks on the strings and returns to "Awakening The Forest" solos and more generally provides a clearer and more vivid green front melodies. This becomes clear already mentioned in the title track, but also very powerful in "Mask Of Herne", which starts very hard and only later open and thereby makes more room for the sensational tunes free. Huge!
That the band can be somewhat quiet, evident in the last two songs. Here Alunah are becoming less sluggish and rough. "Scourge And The Kiss" is almost a tribute to great Sabbath-times and "The Summerland" shows very dreamy and unexpectedly clear. The previously mentioned melodic vein explodes again formally here. But Doom was thanks: Towards the end of the beloved gravity keeps reentering!
Moody and mystical rolls Doom yes more often then, but this band goes on. Their music is romantic, dreamy. Earthy and balanced.
With "Awakening The Forest" is Alunah have increased. "White Hoarhound" and "Call of Avernus" were great, but with their new album, they outdo themselves and it is only to be hoped that they are able to secure a place among the greats of the scene! Oh yes, they have earned it! .... (Colin)
German Version: http://rockblogbluesspot.com/2014/10/07/alunah-awakening-the-forest/