MORTALICUM "Eyes of the Demon" (CD)Doom/Heavy Metal/Hard Rock (November 2015)
TITLE: "Eyes of the Demon"
GENRE: Doom/Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
RELEASE DATE: November 20th, 2015
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
CATALOG ID: MOMR15059
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 10 tracks (approx. 45 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color
1. King of the Sun
2. Eyes of the Demon
3. Iron Star
4. Beneath the Oak
5. Mars [instrumental]
6. Lost Art of Living
7. The Dream Goes Ever On
8. Room of No Light
9. The Distant Brave
10. Onward in Time
Total playing time: 45:05
You can always count on MORTALICUM when you crave old fashioned doom metal and heavy rock of the highest caliber. This Swedish power trio has a knack for writing memorable melodies and groovy, sometimes more doomy, sometimes more rocking and other times more bluesy riffs. On their 4th album you'll also find a wealth of nice and gentle moments and some damn fine guitar solos interwoven with awesome heavy outbursts, lots of jamming, fat, Sabbathian bass lines, powerful, natural sounding drums, and clean vocals with an emotional/melancholic undertone, perfectly fitting the music. All performed with inherent ease and finesse... a truly classy execution. The pleasantly warm organic sound typical of the '70s and early '80s heavy metal is like a balm for the ears of those who are fed up with modern plastic production. They clearly give a nod musically toward BLACK SABBATH, GRAND MAGUS, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, RAINBOW, TROUBLE, DEEP PURPLE, THIN LIZZY, CANDLEMASS or SAMSON, but at the same time they have the ability to put their own identity to their songs.
• 4th full-length album of this Swedish doom-rocking band.
• Great vintage, heavy and crispy sound.
• For fans of: Black Sabbath, Grand Magus, Spiritual Beggars, Rainbow, Trouble, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Candlemass, Samson...
Cover art by Francesco Scaramuzza (1803-1886).