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Bells of Doom : The Death Of God



As far as I know, this is the only release ever made by this band. Actually I believe that the band split up and went their separate ways not long after this demo was made.

As the name suggests, you will hear bells in each one of the three songs. They do not dominate the music, but instead they are just an added effect to the music itself. Basically it's a trademark based on their name.

The music is clearly Black Sabbath influenced, much like early Candlemass. Some sections are as heavy as most modern bands, but mostly the sound rocks along in the traditional way.

The lyrics go back to Black Sabbath as well. Necromancy, wizards, and the dark aspects of the supernatural are the focus. Those are rather typical for the older school, and were perceived as evil lyrics back in the 70's.

The music doesn't really stick out in any way. It works much better as a tribute to the roots of doom. For those who cannot get enough of that era, this is probably very interesting. In any case it might be just as well that the band has split up. There are already a lot of bands creating this type of music and since one of the band members founded Runemagick, a more modern and original band, it can only get better from now on.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

Information

Tracklist :
1. The Death Of God
2. I Am The Necromancer
3. Funeral Of The Wizard

Duration : Approx. 18 minutes

Visit the Bells of Doom bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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