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Doomdogs : Doomdogs

Doomdogs play simple, straightforward Doom for the most traditional Metal lovers.

This is the debut album from the Swedish band Doomdogs. They formed a few years ago and from the photos I understand they are not newcomers in the music world. Unfortunately, the only member on whom I found some information is the singer of the band, who used to be the drummer for the Black Metal combo Grotesque. In this album we hear the band offering us traditional Doom Metal with some minor elements of Stoner Rock. Just think of Pentagram, St Vitus, Place Of Skulls, combined with the stoner moments of Cathedral and Electric Wizard.

Most of the songs are characterized by heavy Sabbath-influenced riffs and most of the time clean but harsh vocals. The album opens with 'Fight The Greed' in a classic American flavoured Doom Metal style and the same goes for 'The Game', probably the heaviest moment on the album, and also 'I’m Sure' and the darker 'Calling'. Some variation comes with 'Dogs Of Doom' and 'Shout' that incorporate and some stoner elements from bands like Monster Magnet, especially in 'Shout', a great drinking song.

Overall, it is not the most essential album of the year, but it is honest, well played and unpretentious. If you like any of the mentioned bands, you’ll probably enjoy this album as well.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Fight The Greed
2. Dogs Of Doom
3. The Game
4. I’m Sure
5. Calling
6. Shout

Duration : Approx. 43 minutes

Visit the Doomdogs bandpage.

Reviewed on 2011-02-19 by Dimitris Plastiras
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