Given there’s a new throwback stoner doom band seemingly releasing an album every day, it seems what was once old is new again. Instead of treading down that old familiar path, the English quartet Lucifer’s Chalice embarked on a different path. Their trek takes them through the glory days of Mercyful Fate, Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, and other metal stalwarts from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. Throw in some Candlemass-style extended track lengths, and you’ve got their debut album, The Pact.
Because I’m essentially running The Sons of Metal Podcast by myself now, my writing time is taking a hit. Here are some short takes on albums I’ve listened to recently, though.
In what may be a bit of a challenge for me, this album is actually a near-nineteen-minute single track. However, Norway’s Goddess shows a lot of promise with their song, The Withering.
Back in the day, there was a Swedish band called Sorcerer who released two demos which received high critical acclaim. However, the band members ended up going their separate ways. Fifteen years later the stars aligned into the proper configuration, and Sorcerer reunited to put out their first proper album from Metal Blade, In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross.