Heavydeath – Eternal Sleepwalker

This beauty has been out for a couple of weeks now but I just could not let it pass by without inking a few lines with the quill.

Sweden has always produced cracking bands in the past, from all genres but Doom being my personal passion, I was drawn like the proverbial Moth to the flameThis beauty has been out for a couple of weeks now but I just could not let it pass by without inking a few lines with the quill. Sweden has always produced cracking bands in the past, from all genres but Doom being my personal passion, I was drawn like the proverbial Moth to the flame by Heavydeath, a band that are pretty active when it comes to releases, throwing out the odd demo track as they go about their business. This full length album though, is a shining beacon. Kicking off with the deliciously atmospheric ‘Ascending’, trundling along at an almost static pace in places, the crackling guitar riff, steered by a wonderfully subdued drum sound that works so well in being authoritative, and yet subdued. Melting seamlessly into ’Road To The Fire’, which whilst maintaining the atmosphere musically, offers a great foil for the foreboding vocal sound to pitch in to complete the menacing mosaic. As an album, the band have obviously put an immense amount of (black) heart and soul into its creation. Not being content with merely gathering a thorny bouquet of individual tracks, they have succeeded in spawning a body of work that is as […]

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