|Review: Pilgrim - Misery Wizard|
Label: Poison Tongue
Year released: 2012
Genre: Doom Metal
Review online: April 2, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (14 Votes)
Rhode Island's Pilgrim have opted for a classic 80s style of Doom Metal for their debut album Misery Wizard. The monstrously heavy riffing and ponderously slow tempos bring to mind bands like Candlemass, Trouble and, of course, Black Sabbath. Vocalist/guitarist The Wizard has an agonized quality to his singing that enhances the solemn atmosphere of the music. Of the six songs on Misery Wizard, four clock in at nearly 10 minutes or more so you have plenty of time to let the heaviness wash over you. There isn't a lot of variety on Misery Wizard, though "Quest" stands out for its use of some faster tempos in the middle and a great, Sabbath-inspired solo by The Wizard.
Even though it isn't anything they haven't heard before, Misery Wizard should be appealing to old-school Doom Metal fans.
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