Source: Abysmal Hymns (by Wil Lewellyn)
Sarcophagus In The Sky
The Swedish doom band who is no stranger to this blog is back. The lines between death metal and doom are much clearer on this album. In fact this would border that where doom and sludge meet more than death metal .The vocals are low and gruff , but not totally growled going into the ten minute opening. It does build into more of a moving rumble, but stays pretty satisfied in its own shadows. “Hunter” has more movement and gets closer in it’s throb to sludge. Though there is a very depressing energy to it’s melody. The vocals are more of a growl here, though this song is more melodic than the first. Continue reading
Sarcophagus In The Sky full stream, review and interview at Doomed & Stoned!
“The album opens in characteristically stormy fashion with an ominous, rumbling – the sound of anticipation that I’ve come to identify with HEAVYDEATH. “The stone has a purpose,” a grave voice utters prophetically. “A new journey begins, soon after dark.” And with that, we are immersed in the dark, strange reality of the Sarcophagus In The Sky. As with all of HEAVYDEATH’s work, the riffs are intuitive, the rhythms well-placed, the low-end growling like hungry beast on the prowl, the atmosphere charged with electric mist. Heavy as all hell.
Something untoward is about to happen. A sky-bound monolith has appeared suddenly and without warning. Who or what is it? For the answers, you must dive headlong into each of these ten tracks. The new album is releases on November 17th and can be pre-ordered on LP, CD, Cassette, and digital formats.”
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Source: Hellride Music
HEAVYDEATH essentially pick-up where Runemagick left off. We have Nicklas Rudolfsson on guitar/vocals; Johan Bäckman on bass and Daniel Moilanen on the war drums. A triumvirate of all-encompassing Death-infused Doom from the frozen North. Both “The Stone Speaks At Winter” and the demo version of “Shadow of the Equinox” are meant to promote the upcoming release of their Sarcophagus In The Sky album. Continue reading