STONEGRIFF "Prologus Magicus" (CD)Traditional Doom Metal (August 2013)
TITLE: "Prologus Magicus"
GENRE: Traditional Doom Metal
RELEASE DATE: August 30th, 2013
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
CATALOG ID: MOMR13043
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 8 tracks (approx. 46 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color
1. Black Magic Circle (6:19)
2. Secrets of Your Soul (6:48)
3. Mercenary Bay (4:00)
4. For Madmen Only (6:06)
5. Impossible (7:36)
6. Black Snow (4:58)
7. Devil's Daughter (3:51)
8. In the World that You Rule (5:53)
Total playing time: 45:33
Doom has many faces... Traditional doom metal is not the most popular subgenre, and there are rather few bands that play this purest style of the heaviest music with such class and balls as the Swedes from STONEGRIFF do. Their debut brings crushing riffs to die for, and vocals with a wide rage and so much charisma that is really rare nowadays... just listen to these expressive screams! The album has a vintage '70s influenced sound, a sound that is both heavy and dark, organic and vivid. Their music is relatively simple and therefore effective - this band gets straight to the point without diluting their impact with any prog meanderings. STONEGRIFF could probably be best compared to KRUX, while it's rather obvious that their main influence are the forefathers of the genre, BLACK SABBATH. And we can bet the fans of TROUBLE, PENTAGRAM, CANDLEMASS, NOMAD SON, SPIRITUS MORTIS and LAS CRUCES will dig them too.
• Authentic organic sound that fits best to the traditional doom metal style this Swedish band plays.
• Cover art by established Argentinian artist Santiago Caruso.
• For fans of: Krux, Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Trouble, Pentagram, Nomad Son, Spiritus Mortis, Las Cruces, Grand Magus...
Cover art by Santiago Caruso (www.santiagocaruso.com.ar)