Doomsword - Resound The Horn
When it comes to metal, Italy is normally associated with symphonic epic fantasy metal but that's not at all what we're facing this time, except for the epic part. As the name of the band suggests, this is doom metal in the epic and gothic style with lyrics regarding northern mythology and midieval and Celtic history when a sword in your hand was the way of life. But it's not all pure doom though since the atmosphere is somewhat lifted in some more classic-sounding metal-hymns.
Overall Doomsword has a very "simple" sound
and production without any aggressive guitars, complicated riffs or
screaming solos and it mainly goes in the style of early Candlemass
and the previously mentioned metal-hymns are a bit "Manowar-esque".
Althoug the sound tends to be a bit monotonous and their songs a bit
slow I still think they have all the ingredients they need for a good
Five of the seven tracks are longer than 7 minutes and
the slow pace at especially the beginning might seem a bit deterrent
for some but don't get too much intimidated by this because there are
faster sections of the album as well.
I thought Resound the Horn was a good album and fans of the genre will probably love it but for you others who mainly prefer faster and more traditional power metal I strongly suggest you listen before the acquisition is a done deal.
See also review of: Let Battle Commence