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Show me what you got. The album is rather experimental within the genre since it blends elements of other areas of metal to give the listener a richer experience when listening and of course maybe to reach out to a broader Vondráši, Mátoši - Kühnův Dětský Sbor, Dechové Kvinteto* - Koledy of audience.
Influences from traditional heavy metal to power metal to progressive metal could be observed, being used to enhance the quality of the music. Maybe the most notable one to me among these influences was Dio-fronted Black Sabbath era. The album starter Sirens is Stu Phillips - Irgendwann Sagt Man Goodbye strong, heavy stage to tell the hackneyed tale of sirens.
A first-rate guitar solo is played in the song to raise our hopes as well. And then the following tracks keep the heaviness of the album, but at a slower pace. This slower tempo results in lengthier, and at times tedious, songs that keep on playing for an unnecessarily long duration Unbearable Sorrow — and Ship of Doom — to name only two of them.
This lengthiness of the songs, however, is redeemed by the top-notch quality of the musicians. The drumming elevates the atmosphere of the song in a way that when, in some parts, it is absent, this lack of presence can be easily noticed and then when it is brought back, it is full-force. Working hand in hand with the drums is the bass, and what a bass! At some points it outshines the drums and even the guitars.
With regards to the drums and the bass, Abandoned by the Gods stands out. On top of these two is the skilled guitar playing.
The riffs are colossal and dense, and the solos match the level at which the album is presented, not world-class, but perfectly fit for the job. The vocals too are, for the most parts, powerful and epic-sounding, which adds to the impact of the album. But that is not all. What is most amusing to me on this album is the sound effects present at the beginning of almost all the tracks. Big thumbs The Devils Incubus - Sorcerer - The Crowning Of The Fire King to them.
Despite the fact that the duration of all of the songs is more than 5 minutes with the exception of the instrumental The Devils Incubus - Sorcerer - The Crowning Of The Fire King Nattvaka most of the lyrics only present a minuscule piece of a larger picture which is never actually shown to us. If it were a concept album, this strategy would have been quite befitting, but definitely not here.
And in order to fill the singing time, the band have decided to repeat the chorus over and over … and over again. On the plus side, they are diverse and deal with matters of various interests, such as enthroning of a cruel king The Crowning of the Fire Kinga haunted lover Unbearable Sorrowlost ships Sirens and Ship of Doom or spreading of a religion Crimson Cross. The lyrics to one song, in particular, grabbed my attention most, and that was The Devil's Incubus.
A reminder of the golden days of Mercyful Fate and his highness, King Diamond. The part in which we perceive that an exorcism is taking palce, followed by a give-and-take of guitar solos, is beyond magnificent. The devilish atmosphere which permeates the song along with the choral undertones here and there and the recitations of what seems to be the bible have escalated this track to a more complex level of production. Rating: Lyrics: 5. Every track on this album is a mind blowing doom masterpiece.
The album cover definitely fits the sound of the music and An Autumn Moon - O, Majestic Winter - An Autumn Moon just as awesome, My favorite track is between the title track and Ship of Doom. I like when doom metal has slow and long songs that satiate my hunger for doom. The production quality is excellent and it sounds almost, well.
Just by listening to the opening track I can tell a lot of effort was spent on this album, the recording is amazing and the vocals are simply remarkable. The album has 3 formats, and I only own one of them sadly, but I am still able to enjoy this album either way. I really love the experimentation in this album rather than just sounding like generic doom metal, they actually gave this release a bit of a variety for what kind of music you hear. It is primarily doom metal, but it ranges from doom metal,heavy metal, hard rock, progressive metal, etc.
They actually care to make this album different from other albums similar to it. This album proves that doom metal is still alive and well because it is a great and highly recommended album to listen to and a great band to listen to if you love epic doom metal.
In addition to featuring an equally lofty title, The Crowning of the Fire King preserves the epic doom template as well as the polished production job, melodic yet mysterious guitar leads, building drums, and cleanly delivered baritone vocals. But what really makes Sorcerer unique compared to their peers is the absolute lack of melancholy in their music.
The lyrics may contain fantastic tales of slavery, war, and oppression but WeRe Gonna Move - Elvis Presley - Star Album delivery has a triumphant, determined tone rarely found in epic doom. The songs are dynamic enough to avoid sounding monotonous, but they do sound similar to each other at times. Fortunately, this issue is one that fades with repeated listens and there are excellent songs on here.
The Crowning of the Fire King sees Sorcerer further developing their triumphant brand of epic doom, resulting in an album that requires more patient listens than their debut but may ultimately offering a greater reward.
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