Thursday, November 12, 2009
Altar Of Oblivion - Sinews Of Anguish
A brand new Epic Heavy Metal band with Doom touches has emerged from the great Denmark.This Danish Act perfectly holds and strikes a Balance between sinister Doom Metal and catchy 80s Heavy Metal. Martin (guitarist/songwriter) has a really unique riffing style that I love. The riffs are really catchy, heavy, and choppy (for lack of a better word). When you finally get used to his guitar playing you’ll find out it’s a signature sound that he developed. The combination of the Epic styled songwriting with some really subtle Doomy sections mixed with the very young, talented, and uniquely distinct Mik on vocals puts this band to the top of the Epic Heavy/Doom metal scene. If you liked the demo at all (by the way “Wrapped In Ruins” is again featured on this new album) the new album is definitely were you would have wanted the band to be by this time because the songwriting has exceeded the expectation. Their debut album is a full-on conceptual, emotional trip about the pain, suffering, and horrors of war. With that in mind, expect nothing but crushing riffs filled with sorrow, despair, and with powerful vocals with so much emotion, depending on your mood might bring a tear to your eye. ALTAR OF OBLIVION are keeping the Epic Doom torch a flame that was started by the great and well respected bands like CANDLEMASS, SOLSTICE, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, and REVELATION.
You can't repent your sin