|Classic Review: Gods Tower - The Eerie|
Label: Metal Agen
Year released: 1997
Genre: Doom Metal
Review online: December 7, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 4.11/5 (82.22%) (9 Votes)
Here's an obscure but highly influential release. Gods Tower have been around for quite a while, but this is undoubtedly their most lauded release. Unleashed in 1997, The Eerie, probably along with Scald's Will Of The Gods is Great Power and Epizod's Bulgarian God set off the first real wave of Russian Doom Metal, and inspired a generation of pagan metalheads all over the whole region.
The sound here is Epic Doom with big riffs, crushing compositions, and atmosphere that could collapse your head. The production is pretty damned good for a band of their time and place, with considerable weight and clarity. The guitars sound great, and the only drawback is that the vocals are mixed a bit loud. The vocals may be a sticking point for some, as they are neither growly nor clean, they are a kind of harsh intonation that strays into yelling sometimes. They don't always work, but overall they get the job done and keep things moving, and they are definitely emotional and not wussy in the least.
This is a powerful album that needs to be in the collection of any real Doom fan, or any devotee of Pagan Slavic metal. A highly influential album and a definite classic of the genre.
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