Alunah is a quartet from Birmingham, England. They play a good mix of psych, stoner and doom metal. The band consists of two guitarists, Soph Day which is also the vocalist and guitarist Dave Day. Rhythm section consists of bassist Gaz Imber and Jake Mason on drums. Alunah be associated with bands like Orange Goblin, Trouble, Paradise Lost and Witchcraft. In 2010 they came up with the critically acclaimed debut album Call Of Avernus and
is now concerned with their second album, White Hoarhound which came out in September of PSYCHEDOOMELIC Records.
As the scholarly music enthusiast, you probably are, you realize that Alunah parts hometown with THE Black Sabbath from Birmingham, and there is no doubt that Alunah have done our homework. This shows that the degree of White Hoarhound, here they offer good old-fashioned quality doom. Despite a debut album that was praised to the skies, has not Alunah declared themselves satisfied and tops the previous release in every possible way. That's
promise is Soph Day that stands for, she has gone from being an ordinary singer to be in the top echelon of female doom vocalists.
White Hoarhound is a fabulous album of 50 minutes divided in 7 songs. First song up is Demeter's Grief, here's a seductive intro followed by catchy riffs and groovy bass lines. Then comes the title track White Hoarhound with its epic riffs are a bit of a murky affair. The mood is somber, but very alluring and this is clearly the album's highlight.
Thanks to the talented musicians who also are skilled in songwriting is White Hoarhound packed with solid songs, which one tops the other. I can name songs that Belial's Fjord, Chester Midsummer Watch Parade and The end comes in dual format, Oak and Oak Ritual In Ritual II. The former acts as a sort of intro to the grand epic in 10 minutes that ends this masterpiece. For it is the Alunah has created with White Hoarhound, an instant classic that will
remain for decades to come.