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Review: Old Ghoul - Old Ghoul
Old Ghoul
Old Ghoul

Label: Helter Skelter Productions
Year released: 2023
Duration: 14:04
Tracks: 3
Genre: Doom Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: July 2, 2023
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Old Ghoul

Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (5 Votes)

Hour of 13—and a horde of other bands—main man Chad Davis has yet another project to add to his ever-growing resume, Old Ghoul. This is Davis' outlet for crusty, cobwebby doom, festering with crushing, down-tuned riffs, thick layers of hazy reverb, and nonconformist vocals. With only three tracks on their self-titled debut EP, it's a bit of a challenge to get a handle on Old Ghoul's sound. The songwriting isn't overly varied and it's not a million miles away from some of the stoner music out there, however the low, rolling riffery, especially on "The End of It All," is Sabbathian to the bone. After I factor in the vocals, which come from the same moldering crypt that produced singers like Tim Baker and Eric Wagner, I'm hopeful we're going to be getting a leaden slab of pure doom metal when Davis puts a full-length together. Old Ghoul might not be doing anything truly surprising yet, but they are creepy and twisted enough to have piqued my interest for what comes next.

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