• Völur ‎– Ancestors

    Völur ‎– Ancestors

    Label: Prophecy Productions ‎– PRO 213
    Format: CD, Album, Digipack
    Country: Europe
    Released: 02 Jun 2017
    Style: Doom Metal, Sludge Metal, Experimental

    Toronto-based experimental doom trio Völur will release its sophomore album, “Ancestors”, via Prophecy Productions this summer. Produced by the band and mixed by Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene), “Ancestors” is the follow-up to Völur’s celebrated debut, “Disir”, which was hailed as “a winsome blend of pastoral folk, gentle prog, atmospheric doom, and old world magic” by Noisey.

    Just as “Disir” dealt with themes surrounding female figures from mythology, “Ancestors” focuses on the heroines’ male counterparts and is the second part of a planned four album series spotlighting various elements of the old Germanic spiritual world. Völur’s songs are long, quasi-narrative pieces that feature Laura C. Bates’ violin assuming the role traditionally executed by a guitar, allowing the bass playing of Lucas Gadke (also of Blood Ceremony) to take on unique responsibilities in both lead and melodic roles while drummer Jimmy Payment (Do Make Say Think) feeds the band’s bombastic, crushing oomph. Doom music (not necessarily metal) is about slow contemplation and the transfixing power of heaviness and Völur’s weighty riffs, layers of feedback, dynamic, angular melodies and moments of beauty give heed to the band’s promise to always seek newer modes of musical expression and discovery.

    Moving between high-tension heaviness and beautiful pastoral moods, Völur aims to reflect the world of primordial nature inspired by ancient myths and chilling poems of death and heroism. “Ancestors” takes you into a world of stories that have been shrouded by the fog of ages. But there’s nothing obscure about this album: it is the statement of an ambitious band defining their sonic territory. This is music as profound sound… prepare!

    – Digisleeve CD

    01. Breaker of Silence
    02. Breaker of Skulls
    03. Breaker of Oaths
    04. Breaker of Famine

    Buy: http://gh-records.com/1687-volur-ancestors.html

  • Of Spire & Throne – Sanctum In The Light
    Sello: Aesthetic Death Records
    Formato: CD, Album
    País: UK
    Fecha: 30 Oct 2015
    Estilo: Sludge Metal, Doom Metal

    The punishing new album from excellent UK doom act. Atmospheric, discordant and bludgeoning extreme doom, centred on themes of vision, madness and self-destruction. Heavy rhythmic doom intertwined with deathly sludge and atmospheric ambience. This release coincides with the recent UK tour with Faal. A doom behemoth, mastered by James Plotkin. Digipak.