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Massive Single Coming
Rejoice!! Old Horn Tooth is back at it. It was July of 2019 that I reviewed their first album From the Ghost Grey Depths. Now not quite a year and a half later, the London Doomsters are poised to release True Death, today, on April 9, 2020. Spectral Hound Records, the DIY record label of our own Mr. Weirdbeard, is handling the release on tape (check it out right here). The band themselves refer to this track as a “beast at 21 minutes”, and I couldn’t agree more. It was worth the wait.
How is the sound?
True Death is a single, but could easily qualify as EP akin. To my ears, the song has two interesting and cohesive movements. While the term ‘movement’ is typically reserved for Classical/Symphonic music, I take the liberty here in using that term for a decidedly DOOM track.
In a concerto, the first movement is typically bright and upbeat; that is not the case for the introduction of True Death. The song opens to melancholic church organs. The kind of music one would expect piped through the PAs before the curtain open at Phantom of the Opera.
At four minutes and twenty seconds in (well-played fellas)… the song’s curtains open to doom brutality, and a wave of heavy riffage washes over the listener.
The second movement is textbook down-tempo, heavy drums, and copious fuzz. Unrelenting for the balance.
My last nod to Classical performances here… “Old Horn Tooth, Bravo!”
Why is this album worth listening to?
- This is a one-track opus of fuzz/doom delight
- Head-banging throughout
- This is a follow up to their freshman album, and it is heavy
In what situation you should listen to this album?
- This served as a wonderful car listen – turn to eleven
Something particular to note?
Old Horn Tooth plan on hitting the studio later this year to record a full-length.
True Death – the only track
For Fans Of
Monolord, Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Dopethrone
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