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Review: Horns of Anguish - Barriers
Horns of Anguish

Label: Kampas Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 56:54
Tracks: 7
Genre: Doom Metal


Review online: January 13, 2010
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
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Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)

How on earth do people find enjoyment with this sort of thing is beyond me. Boasting everything I don't want in my metal; lame production, that ridiculous fuzzy guitar tone found in most sludge, and overly long songs that seem long for the sake of being long (and I listen to a lot of Progressive Metal). They also include a horrible range of vocals from pathetic "aggressive" stylings, to shameful attempts of "death" style roaring. There's a lot wrong with this album, and nothing to make up for it. There is a legion of better Doom Metal bands to be had out there and I really wouldn't want anyone else to waste their time with this.

I could gladly go on, what I'm trying to get across is that this isn't any good at all. Fortunately enough I have a new coaster and, hell, once summer comes around I've got a back up Frisbee. If you like your Doom to feature minor sludge influence, rubbish vocals, boring songs and a few stabs at Opeth-style acoustic passages, be my guest. I can tell you one thing, and that is that I will never, ever listen to this again – and nor should you the first time around. Avoid at all cost.

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