Follow The Metal Crypt on Twitter  The Metal Crypt on Facebook
Review: Grand Magus - Grand Magus
Grand Magus
www.grandmagus.com
Grand Magus

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2010
Originally released in: 2001
Duration: 54:33
Tracks: 12
Genre: Heavy/Doom

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: February 5, 2011
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
for:
Grand Magus

Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (18 Votes)
Review


I'm not that familiar with Grand Magus – same old "so many bands, so little time" excuse. This is in fact the only album of theirs I've heard. Doom-tinged, slow, stoner-ish/hard rock-ish Heavy Metal is what's offered on Grand Magus. From beginning to end, the vibe of the album makes you imagine a room full of people smoking pot sometimes in the early 70s. That guitar tone and beat just scream of that era. Heavy but not overly so – really more of a "chill out, dude" kind of "feel-good heavy", the album is slow and even a bit monotonous, without really being boring. Not exactly my kind of thing, but I can see some people getting a kick out of this kind of stuff.

Other related information on the site
Review: Iron Will (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Monument (reviewed by Adam Kohrman)
Review: Sword Songs (reviewed by Bruno Medeiros)
Review: Sword Songs (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: The Hunt (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Triumph and Power (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Triumph and Power (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Wolf's Return (reviewed by 4th Horseman)
Review: Wolf's Return (reviewed by Lars Christiansen)
Video: Hammer of the North
Video: Swords of the Ocean (Live)
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 ALL REVIEWS 

HOME
























Copyright  © 1999-2016, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.