|Review: Head of the Demon - Head of the Demon|
|Head of the Demon|
Label: The Ajna Offensive
Year released: 2012
Review online: February 23, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Head of the Demon
Rated 4.38/5 (87.69%) (26 Votes)
When I saw this billed as "Lovecraftian Black Doom" I was all like "Hell yes!" and then I listened to it and was just kind of waiting for the music to start. I'm still waiting. This is trying to pull a kind of doomy Hellhammer vibe, with simplistic riffs and Tom Warrior-styled grunting, but the instrumentation and production are so feeble they take what could have been a good idea and render it boring as fuck. These songs are all like 7 or 8 minutes long, and they consist of one riff played over and over by one guitar plugged into a crappy, single-channel amp. It sounds so small and unexciting it's like listening to paint dry. I kept waiting for the amps to kick in and some heaviness to start up, but no, this just kind of sleepwalks along the whole time, sounding like something recorded in a closet with the microphone in another room altogether. Tedious as hell.
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