Album of the Month

The debut full-length from Greek band Automaton is weighty, sludgy, coffin-lid-slamming Doom perfection.
(Read more)

Random band

Symphonic Death Doom full of bombast, combining female operatic vocals and male growls ; it progresses mid-tempo, alternating bursts of rage and aerial melodic ...
(read more)

Mood : Rehearsal Doom

Mood'Sabbath clones and even bands like Steppenwolf or other guitar based rock 'n roll acts. They want to be underground (one has to come to this conclusion based on the amateuristic cover/artwork/sound quality of this CDr I somehow found in a CD store here in Belgium). Good for them, you may say. However, there is one thing that bothers me: some people actually call this doom.

Now of course there can be a discussion about the true nature of doom-metal, but if this is considered to be doom, we need perhaps to re-define the whole doom-metal history and genre qualifications, in order to satisfy those fans that listen to 'doom' bands like Mood ('mood' being a smart inversion of the word 'doom', got it?). There is not even a hint that connects this demo with the doom-metal sound the way it evolved the last 20 years (and there is not even a date on the CD cover so I wouldn't even know if this promotional demo was released within the last 20 years, but since it is a CD and not a LP, I suspect it shouldn't be as old as it sounds). If this is doom, then Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath and (why not?) Led Zeppelin play doom. Hell, now that I think of it, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple and even Metallica have some really doomy riffs.

You may now ask (if you are a very critical person): "So you talked about what I won't find in this album, but what can actually be expected from 'Rehearsal Doom?" What you can expect, are three short tracks, uninspired rock 'n roll riffs, mediocre, raw vocals, a lot of energy (but not passion) and the absence of any hints towards doom in general. A serious candidate for the trade off album of the year.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Feed to Rise
2. Dislocated
3. Fluid

Duration : Approx. 12 minutes

Visit the Mood bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
A Dream Of Poe - The Wraith Uncrowned
Advertise your band, label or distro on doom-metal.com