Turambar "Turambar" 10"
Cover: MVinyl: M :::COVER HAS SOME WRITING ON IT FROM THE PERSON WHO OWNED IT PREVIOUSLY. I'M SELLING SOME ITEMS FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION TO MAKE ROOM IN THE HOUSE FOR OTHER RECORDS. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CLICK BACK TO THE NWN DISTRO AFTER GOING THROUGH PAYPAL TO UPDATE THE INVENTORY.Hailing from Colorado, four piece juggernaut Turambar manage to bring it all out heavy, without losing that rock n’roll heart. There has been a pretty spirited debate over where the boundaries of doom lie of late, but you’d be hard pressed not to use that word after the first guitar riff of this very limited two song ten inch kicks in. The tone deep, fuzzed out and menacing, the tempo toward the slow end and pounding. The only real departure from doom purity are the vocals. Far harsher than traditional doom, but managing to recall sludge, death metal, black metal and crust punk without being able to be pinned down as any of these and retaining a level of lyrical decipherability all to rare in those genres. Side A’s “Fallen Dreams” punishes from the gate sounding like Thee Plague of Gentlemen, Earthride, Sabbath, Motorhead, Nausea and EyeHateGod all pureed in a blender of doom. The guitar and vocals lacerate while the rhythm section pummels, but never is there a loss of coherence in song structure or loss of the groove that shows it’s rock n’ roll heart. Side two’s offering “Ride The Thermals” is more of the same, heavy, brutal and well written. Downright assaultive, but definitely music not noise. If you’re looking for something a little different to the mainstream of doom, or if you like more than one of the above mentioned bands, you really need to get this. And keep an eye out for them live, their recent devastating set at Templars of Doom II, shows they can definitely bring all this and more to the stage.