Summon The Stone Throwers
Review by Anna on September 26, 2010.
This album is totally refreshing. “Summon The Stone Throwers” is the debut from NY band Realmbuilder. Their sound can be described as “Epic”, mid-paced metal with Doom influences, yet entirely unique- a sound you’ve never heard but “recognize” nonetheless.
Down to earth and true to self, there is nothing show-offy about this band. Realmbuilder is totally at peace with themselves, and their clarity of vision shows through in the earnest songwriting. Great solos and vocal lines abound, yet things are kept simple and genuine with a retro distortion, manual imagery, and choruses that seem like they should be cheesy yet somehow never are. This could possibly be the perfect soundtrack for a dragon-filled fantasy novel, or alternatively, easing out of road rage and other such negativity.
The only thing I’d prefer is a bit of a thicker sound. Other than that this stuff went down totally smooth, and somehow listening to this fills me with a softly glowing hope for mankind.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.1 out of 10