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Review: Faustcoven - In the Shadow of Doom
In the Shadow of Doom

Label: Nuclear War Now! Productions
Year released: 2018
Duration: 42:53
Tracks: 8
Genre: Doom/Black

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: July 7, 2018
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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In the Shadow of Doom

Rated 3.14/5 (62.86%) (7 Votes)

It's been 15 years since The Halo of Burning Wings, and while Faustcoven have kept releasing albums, none of them have managed to equal their arcane debut. I have heard the other albums, but none of them have grabbed me, but this one is better.

Faustcoven are still ace riff writers, with their Doom approach being a more Trad Doom riff style merged with their very Black vibe. On their debut the production was so completely primitive that it was completely awesome, with a fuzzy, grinding guitar sound and hollow, rasping vocals that sounded like they were bubbling up from Hell itself.

This album, like their others, is more cleaned up, and thus less fun. I keep thinking they could improve all their works by spending way less on their recordings. I like this, and the songwriting is good, but the sound lacks bite, and with the slicker recording job it sounds like too many other bands.

Other related information on the site
Review: The Halo Of Burning Wings (reviewed by Chaossphere)
Review: The Halo Of Burning Wings (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Interview with Faustcoven on September 9, 2005 (Interviewed by Cluedo)
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