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Nomad Son : The Eternal Return

Something like a medieval anguish oozes from Nomad Son's Doom.

When I gave the second full-length of this Maltese Doom Metal its first spin, I received quite a shock. Let me tell you Iím not that easy impressed, but all my restraint collapsed before the excellence of this album: in a straight formulation, this is a kick in the face. Nomad Son deliver their Doom Metal in a passionate and wild way, leaving you speechless.

You want really HEAVY riffing? You got it aplenty. You want a thundering rhythm section? You got it too. And I really could not believe my ears hearing the vocal lines on the band's new album. This is not just singing, this is a cursed, skull-crushing spell that raises up the dead. It has been a long, long time since I heard a guy singing THAT way. Jordan/Cutajar rules!

Well, to tell you the truth, I had a real positive impression even upon my first encounter with the band, when I had the chance to listen to their rehearsals. Their debut came to confirm this very positive impression but this second release of the band it came like - I repeat it - a real shock!

The strongest feature of this release is the ultimate riffs that bless the songs, both in Doom mode or in mid and faster tempos. Yep, we got some tombstone Doom riffs here, but many more that are dipped in the steel-coloured varnish of sheer Heavy Metal. It is a fact: Nomad Son take no prisoners, only ruins and dead bodies are left in their wake.

And for one more time you are plunged in this dark and haunted atmosphere they so brilliantly convey (remember the debut). Something like medieval anguish is spread in the music. I still can not understand how the band managed to turn THIS feeling, THIS fear into music...

This is Doom Metal not for the weak ones. Worship the Maltese Steel or die.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. The Vigil
2. Sigma Draconis
3. Comatose Souls
4. Can't Turn The Tide
5. Guilty As Sin
6. Winds Of Golgotha
7. The Eternal Return
8. Throne Of Judgement

Duration : Approx. 54 minutes

Visit the Nomad Son bandpage.

Reviewed on 2010-12-30 by Chris "CountRaven" Papadakis
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