ARTIST: The Rising
TITLE: To Solemn Ash
YEAR RELEASED: 2011
CHART ACTION: Nope
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Nej
LINEUP: Henrik Hald, Jacob Johansen, Jacob Krogholt
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Danish trio makes straight forward sludgy metal, which is a good thing.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: You never know what you’ll find by reading music columns and notes in several magazines and websites. Somehow I heard about this Danish trio’s album and put it on a list. Finally, I heard it. Yeah, it belonged on my list.
They have an old school vibe, or an early career Mastodon at the least. Definitely not a death growl, but regular ol’ riffs and solos and a vocalist who is gruff and growly but not guttural.
All in all, a good, solid, intriguing metal album from Denmark. Ja!
NOTES & MINUTIAE: Jacob Johansen replaced the original drummer right before this recording.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: B: Not world changing, but a solid metal album from Danish newcomers.