EREB ALTOR (SWE)
EREB ALTOR is the brainchild of Ragnar and Mats, the doom masters behind ISOLE's dark anthems. On their second collaboration, the Swedish duo also pays homage to the hypnotic and substantial power inherent within this genre. The viscid and elegiac riffs, as well as the doom metal foundation created by the dragging and purposely monotonous drums, make way for perfectly placed folk elements and haunting vocals. Ragnar plays with disparate vocal lines and coloring in order to communicate the oppression and hopelessness oozing out of the compositions. The songs in turn intensify into epic journeys that pull the listener inexorably into Ereb Altor's world. "The End" is a dark work of art, to which lovers of doom will unequivocally succumb.
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