Behold The Darkness
Review by JD on January 14, 2015.
Greece is fast becoming a very interesting place for the development of metal, especially in the last couple of years. Bands like Nightfall and Rotting Christ are some of the brilliant metallic minds of the whole Mediterranean scene but now stoner/doom metal Speedblow has made their intentions clear for the top of this scenes ladder.
Combining lead heavy doom with some thrash and traditional elements into their music, Speedblow comes at you full-force. The band seem to jump from genre to genre without much thought to it, but look closely and hear what they are doing - its fucking brilliant as it all fit together to become the living embodiment of metal under the guise of Speedblow.
I love every last second of this album, as each song seemed to flow into all of the others so effortlessly. I especially love the songs like the powerhouse riffage of 'Starting to Heal' and the low crushing slow 'Mountains of Doom'. The other songs are pretty amazing in their own rights (that is the reason why I have not stopped playing the CD for a week) but these two tracks I wrote here are just plain and simply fuckin’ awesome.
I am so glad Speedblow’s album had been released last year because it can take the top spot on my year end top ten list. It is good, fantastic, monumental, epic, gigantically powerful…er… you get the idea. Bottom line, this is one amazing album from a band that has not really been heard of here in North America but as I write this, I hope you all will take notice.
Rating: 10 out of 10