Tuesday, 26 June 2012

MORTALICUM - The Endtime Prophecy (CD)

Swedish doomsters Mortalicum returns with their second effort. I was really impressed with the debut, but when listening to the follow-up I realize I definitely have to pick it out again. Damn, this is good! The band name may sound a bit death:ish, but Mortalicum draws influences from classic Black Sabbath with a touch of Swedish doom colleagues Sorcerer, especially when it comes to singer Henrik Högl’s clean excellent vocals. Great guitar work, tight and heavy rhythm section and killer songs with riffs that cut glass. The band does play doom, however not the slow Candlemass style, but more mixed with classic seventies hard rock and a bit of 80s UK doom such as Witchfinder General, actually a bit reminiscent of Grand Magus at their best. There’s honestly not a weak track on the entire album. This is one of the rare cases where I say: Buy or die! This kicks major butt!
Janne Stark
Label: Metal On Metal
Year: 2012
Country: Sweden

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