MetalBite Review by JD on 6/16/2012
Las Vegas is known for extreme and sickening glitz and glam, gambling and shameless flashiness that memorizers millions of people yearly to trap the all mighty dollar... but it has never been know for delivering good metal. I must tell you that is not the case any more, because Las Vegas has now spawned Doom Metallers Demon Lung
out of the bright lights of the strip.
Sounding like both Candlemass
and Solitude Aeternus
into one with Zak Wylde
joining in on guitar - yet still coming through as very original in their own right Demon Lung
thunders out at you with bone crushing perfection. Having one of the few female vocalists (Shanda Fredrick) in Doom Metal today, is just icing on the cake. This girlís haunting and ethereal vocal abilities conveys so much of the melancholy and bleakness that the lyrics are about. Powerful and direct does not begin to say how good she is.
Strong traditional Doom is what you get, accented by some shading of almost a sort of slow Thrash at times is what Demon Lung
does. I love every song on this album and that does not happen very often, but it has. With memorable songs that mach up with the ingenious arrangements of the music, it keeps the songs in your head hours after the album was over. This may just be a EP... but it impacts like no other album for me.
Only thing I see that could be done is a little better - recording. It still sounds very good despite some unwanted tinniness held by the guitars on a few tracks but if they can fix up this little glitch and bring out the bass sound a touch, Candlemass
might loose the Doom Metal crown to these amazing musicians.
Get the Demon Lung
ís album right now, and spread the Doomy goodness across to the four corners of the Earth.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.0 out of 10