Vokonis – Odyssey (Review)

Vokonis - OdysseyThis is the fourth album from Vokonis, a progressive doom metal band from Sweden.

Vokonis’ style mixes together progressive metal with stoner and doom metal, resulting in a colourful and enjoyable collection of tracks. While Mastodon is the obvious reference point, it’s also an inadequate one for Odyssey, as there’s a lot more at play here than simply Mastodon worship. I can also hear elements of bands as diverse as Sleep, Slomatics, Elder, Perihelion Ship, Rush, Khemmis, Alice in Chains, Witchkiss, Monolord, and Black Crown Initiate, to name but a few. Continue reading “Vokonis – Odyssey (Review)”

Pallbearer – Forgotten Days (Review)

Pallbearer - Forgotten DaysThis is the fourth album from US doom metallers Pallbearer.

This is old-school doom metal mixed with a progressive delivery. Black Sabbath and Candlemass are obvious rough starting points for the band’s sound, but you can also hear the influence of 70s progressive rock on the songs too. Continue reading “Pallbearer – Forgotten Days (Review)”

Flesh of the Stars – Mercy (Review)

Flesh of the Stars - MercyThis is the fourth album from US doom band Flesh of the Stars.

On both Hide and Anhilla Flesh of the Stars impressed me with their emotive brand of doom metal, and their progression over time. Now the band are back with this latest album that features 48 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Flesh of the Stars – Mercy (Review)”

King Goat – Debt of Aeons (Review)

King GoatThis is the second album from King Goat, a progressive doom metal band from the UK.

I’ve been extremely excited for this one. This is a band that takes everything I love about traditional doom metal and combines it with a progressive metal element that sees the songs soar above almost all of their so-called peers with ease. Continue reading “King Goat – Debt of Aeons (Review)”

Bloodmoon – Supervoid Trinity (Review)

BloodmoonBloodmoon are a progressive doom/sludge band from the US and this is their second album.

Here we have 47 minutes of progressive doom metal, played well, and delivered with misanthropic glee and darkness in abundance. Continue reading “Bloodmoon – Supervoid Trinity (Review)”