"It's amazing how many bands doom / stoner with female vocals and still do not have a huge visibility on the world stage. Examples include, Katrina "Hukkunud Hinged" of Heike Funke "Extorian" and Sophie of Day "Alunah". With five years of existence and two full-length in his discography, "White Hoarhound" second record Quartet "Alunah" is magical, daring and very creative. Led by Sophie Day, owner of a majestic voice and sensual, the group brings this epic record with 07 songs, a doom / stoner breathtaking and shows that it is one of the great promises of the genre.
The album opens with "Demeter's Grief," a more upbeat song and go up and showing a bit of psychedelic influences present in some songs. Also, works great as a business card to the listener, especially to merge very well with a slower more catchy chorus.
"White Hoarhound", second song for me is the highlight of the album and also presents the best of choruses. Why is the highlight? Because Sophie's voice sounds great during the more than five minutes of music. From beginning to end, she sings with heart and soul and all the instrumental blends gloriously with her voice. Just that song alone is worth the drive!
The third, "Belial's Fjord" begins with a guitar and drums that have the feeling to the listener that everything will mesh and explode and become heavy and fast, however, that changes and we see a slower song. They are epic eight minutes with Sophie's voice echoing in our ears! It has a kind of effect that makes her voice go into a secondary choir that is delicious to hear.
"The Offering", fourth composition, is heavy, distorted and sounds more like a classic rock song of the 70s.'s The song less doom / stoner disc, but it works well where it is located.
"Chester Midsummer Watch Parade" opens with Scary has a climate and an atmosphere quite sinister.'s that song that we see how important are the instrumentalists, Gaz Imber (bass) and Jake Mason (drums) to create the perfect mood. We must also highlight the guitarist David Day who makes a beautiful guitar solo full of life when we compare it with the vibe half drugged, psychedelic, this song.
We got the last two songs, "Oak Ritual I" and "Ritual Oak II." First is short, taking only 2:32 and serving more as an interlude. In my opinion, totally unnecessary. closes the disc with "Oak Ritual II", the largest music with almost 11 minutes long and it works very well to have a kind of sound that comes and goes. After 07:00 minutes of music, we have a stretch with only keyboard though, whether through psychedelic, could not exist.
"Hoarhound White" is a single disc, unpretentious heavy and that is evident within the disk that does not exist "Alunah" without Sophie because her vocals are the backbone of the band and personality. A fantastic album!"