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A Eulogy For The Damned United KingdomCountry Of Origin: United Kingdom
Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For The Damned

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MB Rating: 8.9
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User Rating: 7.2
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A Eulogy For The Damned

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2012
Label: Candlelight Records
Categories: Doom, Stoner
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7.2 out of 10 / 20 vote(s)


MetalBite Review by Adam M on 2/3/2012
Orange Goblin put their best foot forward towards the Stoner/Doom genre and come out with a winner in "A Eulogy For The Damned". The riffs are massive and the songs incredibly catchy. One band that immediately comes to mind is Cathedral circa "The Ethereal Mirror" as a similar rollicking nature is on display here. Thereís also a slight Southern flavour with the band as well that likens them to outfits like Down or Kyuss as seen in 'Save Me From Myself'.

When everything is put together, a very promising start to 2012 is seen through the eyes of the band. An aura of fun, excitement and energy is what might be needed to bolster the year into an interesting frame of mind. Beneath the punishing riffs, there are layers of emotion to be found as well. This can be throughout the length of the material which comes to an appropriately entertaining conclusion with the title track, which is possibly the best to be found on the entire album. There are a lot of grooves on every song that make the album stand out with a glowing positive energy that only the best albums of the Doom and Stoner genres can provide and the band sounds very energized as a whole.

Still, itís hard to say if this quite holds up to the quality of an album like "Blues For The Red Sun" or "The Ethereal Mirror" as a whole, because a few moments arenít quite as gloriously powerful as others. For the most part though, this album is an excellent foray into the Doom/Stoner genres that should be listened to by fans of both sub-genres.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Production: 9
Originality: 8.5
Overall: 9

Rating: 8.9 out of 10