A horrible hack


The Eternal Drift's Canticles

Year Released: 2016
Format: CD
Label: Throatruiner - Head Records - Lost Pilgrims
Reviewed by Oli Saunders on May 21, 2017
Top tip: when reviewing a bunch of records in a row always leave one with cool artwork and/or weird name to last. You can always fall back on talking about either of the two if all else fails. No need here though as this is fascinating music. Verdun play slow, sludgy doom metal where one guy literally chants vocals while another joins in occasionally, screaming in anguish. Seven minutes into track one they go all melodic for three minutes, which doesn't really fit, before returning to their previous sound. The chanting has gone by track two - it's incredibly slow, pummelling music. It sadly loses uniqueness as it progresses but overall seems a decent effort in the genre.

21st May 2017

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