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Review: Apostle of Solitude - From Gold to Ash
Apostle of Solitude
www.apostleofsolitude.com
From Gold to Ash

Label: Cruz Del Sur
Year released: 2018
Duration: 43:32
Tracks: 7
Genre: Doom Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: June 28, 2018
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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From Gold to Ash

Rated 1.33/5 (26.67%) (3 Votes)
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Apostle of Solitude are a band who have been knocking around for a while, but I have not been following their career. This is a very traditional Doom band with a refreshing amount of heaviness and reverb in the guitars, and they seem to remember that a good guitar sound is kind of important. The riffs here are better than the songs overall, and the good riffage and sometimes really outstanding lead playing sails this band past a lot of drawbacks. The songs don't break any kind of ground, and pretty much sound like retreads from bands like Pale Divine or Forsaken. Singer/songwriter Chuck Brown has a good, clear voice, but he doesn't really conjure any good melodies, and just kind of follows along with the music. This is decent, but it's not going to wow you.

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