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Review: Faustcoven - In the Shadow of Doom
In the Shadow of Doom

Label: Nuclear War Now! Productions
Year released: 2018
Duration: 42:53
Tracks: 8
Genre: Doom/Black


Review online: July 7, 2018
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.14/5 (62.86%) (7 Votes)

It's been 15 years since The Halo of Burning Wings, and while Faustcoven have kept releasing albums, none of them have managed to equal their arcane debut. I have heard the other albums, but none of them have grabbed me, but this one is better.

Faustcoven are still ace riff writers, with their Doom approach being a more Trad Doom riff style merged with their very Black vibe. On their debut the production was so completely primitive that it was completely awesome, with a fuzzy, grinding guitar sound and hollow, rasping vocals that sounded like they were bubbling up from Hell itself.

This album, like their others, is more cleaned up, and thus less fun. I keep thinking they could improve all their works by spending way less on their recordings. I like this, and the songwriting is good, but the sound lacks bite, and with the slicker recording job it sounds like too many other bands.

More about Faustcoven...
Review: The Halo Of Burning Wings (reviewed by Chaossphere)
Review: The Halo Of Burning Wings (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Interview with Faustcoven on September 9, 2005 (Interviewed by Cluedo)
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