Follow The Metal Crypt on Twitter  The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt's YouTube Channel
Review: Mourn the Light/Oxblood Forge - Mourn the Light / Oxblood Forge
Mourn the Light
mournthelight.com
Oxblood Forge
www.facebook.com/oxbloodforge
Mourn the Light / Oxblood Forge

Label: Independent
Year released: 2019
Duration: 33:39
Tracks: 6
Genre: Doom Metal

Rating: 2.5/5

Review online: February 6, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
for:
Mourn the Light / Oxblood Forge

Review

This is a split between a couple of bands with different styles, both from New England. Mourn the Light is a doom band that combines the Candlemass style of doom (they cover "Bewitched" on the release) with a '90s songwriting influence. Their songs have that slow (though not plodding) pace and strong, pulsing riffs of the Swedish legends but the choruses sound like they would fit on an Alice in Chains record. They try for something different on "Carry the Flame", featuring piano and vocals, but it takes far too long to build up to its conclusion and wears out its welcome well before then. The Candlemass cover is fine. Oxblood Forge is more of a stoner band and I don't hate the riffs but can live without the screaming vocals. Neither of their songs leave much of a positive impression. I don't want to discourage young bands but there isn't anything on this split that hasn't been heard before.

Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines 

HOME
























Copyright  © 1999-2020, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.