With an average duration of six to eight minutes pet track it seems to be a very long journey. This brings us to the dark side of the forest where the branches cracking under our feet. The menacing undertone, as we in doom metal are just that, fully present. Slowly but surely, the songs seem to grab you by the throat, until you can hardly breathe. Bricket Wood Coven does immerse us in a very intoxicating atmosphere where the perfect blend of cutting guitar riffs, pulverizing drums and plaintive voice you meet. All this is in a dark dress, which seems to be no place for any positivity.
The entire album seems to continue on that momentum. The decor is furthermore in line with what has ever occurred, so nothing new under the wind. The title song Awaking the Forest, with a duration of approximately eight minutes, cuts deeper through our hearts. Be our ears and souls lethargic and slow, like a poison, edited, until we leave the forest with a face of horror and anxious look behind us. But nowhere is the pace really the height, or walls demolished. No, it all remains the same menacing, terrifying slow motion go. From which we can conclude that there is no surprising twists are in this record, we would like a flaw can in many cases to take.
However, because the songs can very much on your slashing hardly stop listening to the album on his end has come. It seems as if the songs put you in a trance, which you can compare with psychedelic music. Thus we again make the comparison with, for example Black Sabbath. We are thus actually the negative of this album Awaking the Forest come, what we lack in originality, making this band is likely to linger in the gray area where hundreds of other artists in this genre houses. But the global Doom Metal fan will certainly find something to their liking in this record.
Alunah brings with Awaking the Forest a record that may not have high tops will shave off, or will achieve top ten listings. But this most perfectly put together album than on purely technical level will certainly doom metal fans do to higher places float. This walk has us, as a fan of the first hour, virtue done and brought to absolute rest. A dark, almost sinister calm, though. But more we do not need to be persuaded us. Awaking the Forest has become fodder for fans of the first hour, and global listeners doom metal genre. Which should not be more, right?
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