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Owl – Orion Fenix

Author: Andy Seibt

Band: Owl
Album: Orion Fenix
Genre: Doom Metal, Ambient, Metal
Label: Temple Of Torturous
Release Date: March 23, 2018
Listen & Buy: Bandcamp
Social: Facebook

This will be the shortest review I ever did… Owl mastermind Kolf created a true masterpiece. Epic, deep, and brutally honest. “Orion Fenix” peels your skin off and overcomes with emotions that truly touch the core. This is true melodic Doom magic. Unbelievably thick and smooth at the same time. I bow down!

Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper

Author: Andy Miller

Band: Bell Witch
Album: Mirror Reaper
Genre: Funeral Doom Metal
Label: Profound Lore Records
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Listen & Buy: JPC, Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp
Social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Live: ADTicket
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“Mirror Reaper” by Bell Witch is a fantastic, progressive, melancholic piece of art. A cohesive 83 minute masterpiece, as moving as the album art itself. Full of atmosphere, and cold, suicidal anguish. Crushing lyrics and so heavy, it’s also beautiful. Seperated on two discs, titled “As Above”, and “So Below”, it is a labour to listen to the first time around. But it sucks you in. The chant like harmonies and the atmospheres are powerful and mind blowing. “Mirror Reaper” is to Funeral Doom Metal what ‚ÄěDopesmoker” by Sleep is to Stoner Metal. An anthem, an epic. Perfection.