BAND NORTHERN CROWN
ALBUM NORTHERN CROWN
LABEL SELF RELEASE
OUT Oct 12th, 2018
OUR RATING 80/100
NORTHERN CROWN are ready with their second self-titled album
They handled mixing on their own again, but brought in the mastering talents of Tony Lindgren from Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios (Witchcraft, Enslaved, Amorphis) for the final touches. Artwork by prolific artist Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, Death) captures the album’s winding atmosphere, rounding out the release. This record also introduces a lineup change, with vocalist and guitarist Frank Serafine handling drums. Weaponlord’s mighty Leona Hayward returns on bass, backing Zachary Randall‘s guitar alchemy and harsh vocals.
Solos from Nightfall/Dark Hound lead shred-monster Evan Hensley punctuate the record. Northern Crown will be unleashed on October 12, 2018 only digitally.
This album is absolutely various, with songs organ-driven where all instruments can find their right role.
In I AM YOUR SLAVE we can find 70's flavour in Sabbath's mood, all enhanced by inspired guitars solos.
Accelerations and breaks accompanying the second song called MERCILES, THEY LET YOU SUFFER; it reminds us somethin' from DEEP PURPLE mixed with the epic soul of DIO.
In THE DESERT AND THE WIND, over 10 mins' duration, this band is able to provide a large range of emotions, while YOUR RIVER is a MY DYING BRIDE cover.
NO DOUBT, ABSOLUTELY INTERESTING..HOPING IN A PHYSICAL COPY!
TRACKLIST 01 I Am Your Slave 7:34 to 02 Merciless, They Let You Suffer 4:27 03 Forged From Nothing 7:48 04 Chasing The Sun 5:52 05 The Desert And The Wind 10:15 06 Righteous & Pure 5:45 07 By Demons Bidden 7:11 08 Your River 9:40
(P.A.: CLAWHAMMER PR)