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Review: Wardenclyffe - Control All Delete 
Control All Delete 

Label: Van Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 40:21
Tracks: 7
Genre: Doom Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: July 3, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Control All Delete 

Rated 4.3/5 (86%) (10 Votes)

From the dark recesses of Norrköping, Sweden, crawls this 5-piece Doom Metal unit called Wardenclyffe, a band that has been around just four years. It's said that Wardenclyffe is named after the former HQ of Serbian-American electrical engineer Nikola Tesla, best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system and ultimately contributing to where the hard rocking veterans AC/DC took their name.

Control All Delete, the title of these Swedish doomsters' debut album, follows the great traditions of well-crafted Doom Metal; crispy, sluggish, oppressive, partly progressive and mercilessly tormenting Doom Metal that grants no mercy and crushes everything with its weight. In a way they remind me of the two early Paradise Lost albums with both clean and gritty Death Metal vocals mixed. Wardenclyffe relies on heavy and dark mid-paced passages which all seem to be catchy as hell, for the most part. A great thing they do is try to differ from the rest of the Doom Metal pack by adopting some unusual elements (like speeches from movies) that give the album a welcome twist of oddness. They are heaviest and most intense on songs like "Everlasting - Neverknowing" and "Merchants of Doom" but they seem to arrange heavy and crushing feasts everywhere on this amazingly magnetic record.

If you are in need of some out of the ordinary Doom Metal, then look no further as the Wardenclyffe camp may well have the answer to your prayers.

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