BAND SMOULDER ALBUM Times Of Obscene Evil And Wild Daring LABEL Cruz Del Sur Music OUT 26/4/2019 OUR RATING 83/100 Canadian band SMOULDER is ready with album "Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring", out on April 26th via CRUZ DEL SUR. A jam session at a house party was all it took to light the fire under Canadian metal fans Sarah Ann and Shon Vincent. They two shared the common passion for doom bands such as Reverend Bizarre, Lamp of Thoth and Solitude Aeternus, utilizing this synchronicity to throw around ideas that while crude, were the foundation for what was to come. Originally Sarah played drums and Vincent guitar (and vocals), resulting in the name SMOULDER, as in "smouldering ruins." The pair relocated to Toronto in 2017 and came to the realization Sarah would be better off singing and Vincent should concentrate solely on guitar. Sarah and Vincent reached across the border to Illinois to secure the services of Collin Wolf (guitar) and Kevin Hester (drums). Shortly thereafter, SMOULDER trekked into the studio to record their debut 2018 demo, "The Sword Woman", released by Hoove Child Records. Recorded throughout 2018 at Chicago's Swift Road Studios and Toronto's Lincoln County Social Club, "Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring" was mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Eternal Champion, Sumerlands). Artwork is courtesy of painter Michael Whelan (Cirith Ungol). ILIAN OF GARATHORM starts epic and classic and it's so grandiloquent! Vocals are amazing and solo parts are stunning! So fancy!! THE SWORD WOMAN is a wider song before anthemic BASTARD STEEL, a song with direct impact enhanced by great runaways. VOYAGE OF THE SUNCHASER is another right shot before SHADOWY SISTERHOOD, a darker episode. The last episode is BLACK GOD'S KISS, throught dark drops and soft doom is the last ace that ends in the best way this great album! To suggest!
TRACKLIST 1. Ilian of Garathorm 2. The Swordwoman 3. Bastard Steel 4. Voyage of the Sunchaser 5. Shadowy Sisterhood 6. Black God's Kiss LINE UP Sarah Ann VC Shon Vincent GT Collin Wolf GT Adam Blake BG Kevin Hester DR #pressagent ClawHammer PR