Thursday, November 16, 2017

Forest of Legend - S/T (2017)

Judging by the band's name and their cover art, I wouldn’t of pegged Forrest of Legend as being Stoner Doom. At first glance you might suspect that they could be folk metal or some sort of Black Metal from the Pacific Northwest. Nope, Forrest of Legend are straight up Stoner Doom in the same vein as Sleep, early Cough, and Church of Misery. This shit is real toasty. They have a wall of fuzz that makes you want to kneel at the altar of Iommi and Pike and praise/thank them for paving the way for the many who try to replicate their sound. Forest of Legend is no exception. They may where their influences proudly on their sleeves, but they take their worshiping seriously, and always keep the sabbath unholy. The riffs are simple yet memorable and catchy. Plus the singer totally slays it with the vocals, adding a bit of gravel in his delivery of the melody. The leads on the album are pretty smoking too, and surprisingly enough they didn't remind of Pike or Iommi. While this might not be the most original album, nor does it push the envelope for Stoner Doom, it has its charm and you're likely to get hooked. Highly recommended! -Samir

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