album : A Eulogy for the Damned
artist : Orange Goblin
genre : Doom Metal, Stoner Metal
year : 2012
Can’t believe Orange Goblin keep releasing top-notch albums and ‘A Eulogy for the Damned’ is a notch higher.
Forever improving Orange Goblin do not know what making bad music is. From where I see it they have always been on the rise, and they deserve a lot more attention than they have been getting since their inception. They are a rare species in the metal world with their own description of stoner doom going on. A kind of stoner doom that helps you appreciate the finer aspects of life, notice the cloak of bliss that the nature around you has to offer and picks you up when you are feeling low.
Again on A Eulogy for the Damned these true rockstars have created a sound that will not stimulate everybody’s nerves. One can either really like Orange Goblin, or simply hate them and I can say that for a major portion of the genre too. That’s how it is. Much like the fourth track’s name the followers of this genre are the filthy ones and they are fewer.
Allow your ears to absorb some scintillating groove that melts in your face with Red Tide Rising, Acid Trial and Return To Mars or the bathetic solos on Stand for Something and Bishop’s Wolf. The flexible guitar work that is accompanied by the right attitude on Save Me From Myself and Death of Aquarius or the relaxed doom-kissed mood on The Fog and A Eulogy For The Damned.
The songs on this record too have fumbled notes, making you and me feel elated about everything that’s messed up in our lives. The band has taken their oft-chosen path but have come out with a refreshing set of sparkling gems once again, that contain influences from genres that have ruled each decade of the last century. Be it rock ‘n roll, heavy metal or hard rock. Also, its time for the poser community to celebrate as vocalist Ben Ward has a little gift for y’all in the picture below. Hint – It resembles his middle finger. Click on the picture to claim your gift.
With their appearance at this year’s Desertfest as well as Bloodstock Open Air confirmed, I cannot wait to watch them unleash their music upon me. I’d be flying to their tunes, and dancing in the air. Oh, my, what did I just say? I think I’m already dazed and confused. Alright, I don’t want to spoil my voyage into Orange Goblin‘s unknown world so you better concentrate on the their new album A Eulogy for the Damned. Trip safely.
Rating : 4.5/5