The name Alunah stands for six years now for a mix of stoner and doom metal from Birmingham. Under the label PsycheDOOMelic Records (please what?) The troops posted around singer Soph Day now become her second studio album. Alongside the band is also represented on a total of nine different known compilations.
Why do I, as the true followers of the faster subgenre of metal, I just have such an album rausgepickt for reviewing, can be answered quite simply: It had just gone. And perhaps waiting at the end of the rainbow indeed a pot of gold for me.
Here we go with the song of Demeter's grief, as one would expect from just doom metal, slowly begins to slowly and slowly culminates ends. But this must not be the same but bad that even the master of Black Sabbath made it clear in some of their songs. About the, admittedly unspectacular, instrumental build floats the voice of singer Soph Day, which gives the dish but a very tasteful touch.
Belial's Fjord, the third of the seven songs, opens with a brief but atmospheric drum part, which directly at me the pictures of a hunt through a dark forest produces. I should probably go to the shrink some of my confidence. Here,
too, Day's voice floats back almost elfin about the instrumental sounds. However, this song is much more powerful than I would have expected from the beginning of the CD.
With Oak ritual I and II, the album sounds like, as you'd expect: Atmospheric, dark and definitely fits the current fall time - just not quite as moist. With just the solos in the second part of the penultimate song of the album to add a
whole lot of variety.
Conclusion: Alunah deliver with White Hoarhound from an album that at hardcore Doom fans should not be missing on the shelf. Even if the instruments (except for Oak Ritual II) all other sound as great variety, fits through the vocals all together into a coherent whole. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow I have not found, but at least a piece of
torn clouds on a rainy autumn evening.