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The Lamp of Thoth : I Love the Lamp

It seems that the UK Doom Metal scene is expanding; old favorite bands are getting into action again (debut album by The River, new album by Warning, new material by Unsilence), and some good new followers have been noticed around the scene hailing from UK (Witchsorrow, The Lamp Of Thoth).

I was quite excited to listen to Yorkshire's The Lamp Of Thoth debut demo which includes 5 tracks (plus an intro) of pure Doom Metal inspired by Black Sabbath, Witchfinder General, Pagan Altar, Saint Vitus and Reverend Bizarre. I guess that my reference to the influences of the band makes you understand their style - 100%. It is not just their heavy as hell pure Doom Metal, it is also their general artistic approach - lyrics, artwork etc., that made this band build quite slowly to a cult status.

The best song in here for sure is 'Pagan Daze', a sinister Doom Metal anthem. In the title track, 'The Lamp of Thoth', the band sounds a little bit faster and a little NWOBHM inspired, and the same goes for 'The Blood On Satan's Claw'. Things become slower and even heavier in the 'Wings Of Doom' song, inspired a little bit by the mighty Reverend Bizarre, and the demo closes with a wilder track entitled 'Skull Fuel'.

The good news says that the band is already preparing a 7" single release with a full length to follow by The Miskatonic Foundation. We cannot wait.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. I Love The Lamp
2. The Lamp Of Thoth
3. Pagan Daze
4. Blood On Satan's Claw
5. Wings Of Doom
6. Skull Fuel

Duration : Approx. 32 minutes

Visit the The Lamp of Thoth bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Chris Papadakis
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