Recently I did a review for Brazilian power metal band Lothloryen, with its JRR Tolkien themed tracks. That album, like this one is steeped in the lores of fantasy. That is where the comparison ends. As light hearted as it is to sing about hobbits and elves, when its time to sing about barbarians in a dark and cold world, you need to use some blackened thrash, ala Tulsadoom! These Austrians are definitely card carrying members of the Robert E Howard fan club here and the music and lyrics really fit the raw brutal Cimmerian landscape quite nicely. Where magic is dark and needs to be feared and you never know what hideous beast awaits around the next corner, then call on Tulsadoom. Raw and frenzied thrash, blackened around the edges and seared to near perfection, except the production, may Crom take me, this is good. Not sure if it is as good as their debut, Barbarian Steel which is a quite special release in its own right, but this stacks up well with it. Love the atmosphere, love the music, love virtually everything about this. Now I just need to find where I left my broadsword, I have some slaying and wenching to do!
Choice Tracks – Riders Of Doom, Storms Of The Netherworld, Stormride, The Coal Of Blue Fire