|Finally, Pentagram came back with a new full-length album, featuring Mike Smail (Cathedral, Penance) on drums, Adam Heinzmann (Internal Void) on bass, Kelly Carmichael (Internal Void) on guitars and, of course, the one and only Bobby Liebling on vocals.|
I am sure that the fans of Pentagram already know what to expect from this record. Doom metal in the traditional way Pentagram has always played. Of course the listener can notice all those 70s influences that makes the sound of Pentagram so recognizable, it is a fact that the 70s feeling can be found once more from the first to the last track of the album. Even in the thanks list Bob does not forget to thank Blue Cheer (one of the heavier bands that were active around late 60s, early 70s).
The heavy riffs, the dark atmosphere and the vocals of Liebling are the three most important features that will make all Pentagram fans love this record. It seems that the guys from Internal Void have done excellent work together with Bob.
Although everyone will point this recording as a doom metal record, I have to say that the tempo of the songs is not that slow, but after all, the music trapped in here is fucking dark and heavy. After all do not forget that we are simply talking about Pentagram. To round up this review, I have to say that this record is a must have for every fan of the band. If you do not belong to this category better check out this band first through a collection or an older album (their debut is the best choice) and then grab this album as well.
1. Wheel of Fortune
2. Elektra Glide
5. Prayer for an Exit before the Dead End
7. City Romance
8. If the Winds Would Change
9. Show ‘em How
10. Last Days Here
Duration : Approx. 45 minutes.
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