Posts Tagged ‘Primordial’
Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Dread Sovereign is the old school doom project of vocalist / bassist Nemtheanga (Alan Averill) from Primordial, with help from Dubh SOL (Simon O’Laoghaire, also of Primordial) on drums and Bones (Wizards of Firetop Mountain) on guitar.
Nemtheanga has long been one of the most underrated vocalists in metal with his powerhouse pagan / black metal act Primordial, but we’ve always gotten a sense that his unique vocal style would lend itself well to doom metal. Look no further as that time has come. The trio have come up with some truly powerful and at times frightening material here on All Hell’s Martyrs, as they harness their inner Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Saint Vitus, and Cirith Ungol with a sound that is sure to raise the eyebrows of many metal fans.
I can’t imagine any doom fan not getting chills up his or her spine after listening to a track like ‘Pray To The Devil In Man’…this is truly menacing stuff. ‘Drink the Wine’, ‘The Devil’s Venom’, ‘Scourging Venom’, and ‘Cathars to Their Doom’ are all just epic, massive examples of crushing doom, the riffs from Bones not only monstrously heavy but also quite textured, with Nemtheanga‘s booming bass adding the thudding bottom end alongside Dubh SOL’s plodding drum work
Tags: Alan Averill, Album of the day, All Hell's Martyrs, Dread Sovereign, Dubh SOL, Nemtheanga, Pete Pardo, Primordial, Sea of Tranquility, Van Records
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Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
The Roadburn Festival afterparties are a cherished tradition, with a tendency to incite sing-a-longs and provoke mass-scale air guitar debauchery. This year, the Foyer bar at the 013 venue will be the exclusive domain of the afterparty festivities on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The degenerate disco starts at 1am and […]
Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Many excellent records came out in 2011. We don’t pretend to be arbiters of taste, we just think it’s fun to share which albums rocked our worlds, soothed our souls, lifted our spirits or otherwise burrowed into our systems this year. Of course, in addition to occupying our turntables, many […]