I have a huge soft spot for Slaughterday. Ostensibly no different to any number of other old-school death metal bands, there’s just something hard to define about them that I just really enjoy, (check out Nightmare Vortex, Ravenous, and Laws of the Occult to see what I mean). Continue reading
This is Traditional Doom Metal for fans of bands like Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Trouble. The album is 35 minutes long and has 7 tracks, one of which is a Saint Vitus cover.
With both eyes firmly on the past, Hellhookah peel off the riffs that mark the style and these songs are easily digested.
I find that these songs are at their best the slower and more moody that the band play, such as on tracks like Endless Serpents.
The singer has a decent voice that does the job required. There’s no complaints in this department.
This entire album has a very authentic sound; it could have been recorded decades ago and just recently unearthed.
A not-unpleasant way to spend half an hour – have a listen and see what you think.
Here we have some good old-fashioned worship of all things 70’s style Doom, with Black Sabbath, Trouble and Saint Vitus all being good reference points.
This is a short EP, with 4 songs in just under 16 minutes, one of which is an interlude-style track.
This kind of music is instantly familiar as soon as you press play; within the first couple of seconds they’ve already established what they’re all about and what you should expect.
The songs are good and the production warm. The singer fits with the vibe of the band and everything gels nicely into place.
They do what they do well and make for a perfectly enjoyable 16 minutes. You know what to expect with this style, and Wicked Inquisition do it as well as any.