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19/03/2014 : CONAN - Blood Eagle

CONAN

Blood Eagle

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Death MetalDoomDroneHeavy Metal

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Napalm Records
19/03/2014, Filip VAN MUYLEM

The English trio Conan follow the ideals of their name, in a brutal way. This is their second album "Blood Eagle", you can classify it as a Doom Drone Metal monument filled with monolithic riffs, hypnotic melodies, brutal drumming and an archaic atmosphere. Epic hymns (‘Crown of Talons’ or ‘Gravity Chasm’) transport the listener directly into blood-soaked battlefields. Their music has something raw and brutal, almost something pagan or satanic-minded. I loved the roaring guitar sound, but somehow the voice was too much mixed into the background. Guitar freaks will love it, but I'm yet not sure if I use a thumbs up or not. It's for sure something special and underground orientated: no music for the masses!

Best songs: 'Total Conquest', ‘Crown of Talons’ & ‘Gravity Chasm’.

Filip VAN MUYLEM
19/03/2014


 

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