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Review: Realmbuilder - Summon the Stone Throwers
Summon the Stone Throwers

Label: I Hate Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 34:58
Tracks: 7
Genre: Heavy/Doom


Review online: September 13, 2010
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
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Rated 3.53/5 (70.59%) (17 Votes)

Now, when it comes to this sort of stuff I will admit; I'm no expert. Having nowhere near the command on this niche as some of the reviewers here I don't have too much to go off. Realmbuilder are a two-man project creating epic heavy/doom metal, although they do have a session musician in for all the lead guitars. Clearly if you're into acts such as Slough Feg, Manilla Road or Cirith Ungol you're going to find something to enjoy here. Obviously there's influence from some the classic doom bands as with the majority of acts of this ilk, not to mention the Robert E. Howard influence.

Summon the Stone Throwers sounds very low-fi, however it totally adds to the atmosphere. With a selection of classic sounding riffs and nice drum work coupled with some cool lyrics (and battle sound effects) they really do evoke the feeling they set out to create. The only problem is the vocalist doesn't quite work for me, I would have much preferred someone like Messiah Marcolin doing the vocals. You know, someone who can hold their notes majestically evoking that real epic feeling. It's cool how such a minimalistic sound on paper can come off sounding grand and epic. If you're into this sort of thing I can't see any reason not to recommend this.

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