NOMAD SON "The Darkening" (CD)Traditional Doom Metal (August 2013)
ARTIST: NOMAD SON
TITLE: "The Darkening"
GENRE: Traditional Doom Metal
RELEASE DATE: August 30th, 2013
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
CATALOG ID: MOMR13041
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 9 tracks (approx. 51 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color
1. Light Bearer (4:55)
2. Age of Contempt (6:11)
3. The Devil's Banquet (7:38)
4. Only the Scars (6:56)
5. Descent to Hell (5:03)
6. The Darkening (6:20)
7. Caligula (6:55)
8. The Orphaned Crown (5:11)
9. Epilogue (2:29)
Total playing time: 51:39
Is there a speed limit in doom metal? If so, then NOMAD SON are surely close to breaking it on their third full-length album. It can certainly surprise some people who associate doom only with slow tempos, however they're not absent here either. Malta's cherished sons have returned with a spine-splitting and head-crushing juggernaut of an album that sees the band upping the dose of high-octane traditional doom metal combined with a plethora of influences from '70s hard rock through NWOBHM to '80s classic heavy metal. While those influences remain the same (CANDLEMASS, KRUX, TROUBLE, PENTAGRAM, BLACK SABBATH, SAINT VITUS, DEEP PURPLE, ELP, ATOMIC ROOSTER...), NOMAD SON have clearly consolidated their own recognizable style with unique vocals and ominous soundscapes created by Hammonds. Doom or be doomed!
• Third full-length album of this Maltese doom metal band, with richer sound and production.
• Produced, mixed and mastered by David Vella (engineering guru known for his work with Rammstein, Paradise Lost, Helloween, Claw Finger and many others) in the famous Temple Studios in Malta.
• Their 2nd practically sold-out album gained plenty of rave reviews, following the success of their sold-out (and now re-released with DVD) debut from 2008.
• Featuring bassist Albert Bell of Forsaken fame.
• The band is very active on the live front.
• Cover art painted by Jowita Kaminska (Exodus, Manilla Road, Attacker, Witchburner, Forsaken, Deceased, Meliah Rage, Arkham Witch...).
• For fans of: Candlemass, Trouble, Krux, Abstract Algebra, Las Cruces, Pentagram, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Deep Purple, ELP, Atomic Rooster...
Cover art by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi (www.jowita-kaminska.com)