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Release date: 22 May 2012
Style: Heavy metal, Stoner metal

Rating:

8.3 | 106 votes

Owners:

91 have it
13 want it


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Review


Line-up
Josh Weaver - guitars
MLny Parsonz - bass, vocals
Jesse Stuber - drums, percussion

Josh Coleman - additional guitar
Lee Smith - drums
Matt Jarrard - cello

Staff review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
8.9
Is this abrasive...Or accessible? Jesus Christ, this album is such a great balance of the dirty, grittiness of southern rock influenced stoner metal meets classic prog rock. It's psychedelic, yet unbelievably easy on the ears, and easier on the brain.

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published 17.05.2012 | Comments (19)

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JD - 28.06.2012 at 18:17  
Rating: 10 Fuck it, I'm giving this a 10.
BlueMobius - 01.07.2012 at 03:15  
Rating: 9 Just ordered this album after seeing so many good reviews and liking what I heard off Youtube. Looking forward to getting the full album when it arrives in the mail.
Draugen - 02.07.2012 at 00:30  
Rating: 9 Royal Thunder caught my interest with their 2010 EP and I have since then eagerly waited for a full length. It is here, and I finally got my hands on it. So, is the album any good? Simple answer: hell yes!

While the self titled EP mainly plodded along in mid-tempo it quickly got clear that with CVI things are a bit different. The album starts off with a bang and the first few songs are so intense and full of emotion. Much of this is due to the top notch performance of vocalist Mlny Parsonz whose vocals ranges from being soothing to aggressive. This broad spectrum also reflects the stellar songwriting. There is a good balance of these up-tempo sections and more slower, heavier and psychedelic tinged ones. As Doc Godin described nicely in his review, CVI is catchy yet with an edge and I can't get enough of its brilliance.
PocketMetal - 01.10.2012 at 14:43  
Rating: 9 Make this a visible band ... someone pleeeeeeease
they are so wonderful .
BloodTears - 07.10.2012 at 12:19  
Rating: 8 Rod was right, I really dig this
Mr. Doctor - 07.10.2012 at 13:19  
 
Written by BloodTears on 07.10.2012 at 12:19

Rod was right, I really dig this


! Glad to hear you liked it! I really dig this album and man I love that kind of female vocals, I must see them at Roadburn 2013.

Now I payed my debt for helping me discover Vertigo Steps. Cheers.
Marcel Hubregtse - 07.10.2012 at 13:34  
  Good but nothing special, same applies for the vocals.
anon - 07.10.2012 at 18:09  
  Royal Thunder - CVI or how I got all my friends loving and listening to the same band.
Great tracks,accesible,unique.
BloodTears - 07.10.2012 at 20:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.10.2012 at 13:19

Written by BloodTears on 07.10.2012 at 12:19

Rod was right, I really dig this


! Glad to hear you liked it! I really dig this album and man I love that kind of female vocals, I must see them at Roadburn 2013.

Now I payed my debt for helping me discover Vertigo Steps. Cheers.


Indeed, we are now even Hopefully, you'll help me discover more cool stuff. Still waiting on that death/doom list. *coughs*

And Marcel gave it a 7, which is not bad. I really like the riffs and the general construction of the songs. It isn't the best thing ever, but really enjoyable.
PocketMetal - 15.11.2012 at 23:13  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 07.10.2012 at 13:34

Good but nothing special, same applies for the vocals.


Can you recommend me some stuff similar to this please ? I think the vocals are great and I could really enjoy something else like this .
Unhealer - 16.11.2012 at 03:21  
 
Written by PocketMetal on 15.11.2012 at 23:13

Can you recommend me some stuff similar to this please ? I think the vocals are great and I could really enjoy something else like this .


Sorry for answering a question not directed to me, but probably Black Moth. The girl from Royal Thunder is three times better than this one in my opinion, but it may be of your interest.
PocketMetal - 16.11.2012 at 09:56  
Rating: 9
Written by Unhealer on 16.11.2012 at 03:21

Sorry for answering a question not directed to me, but probably Black Moth. The girl from Royal Thunder is three times better than this one in my opinion, but it may be of your interest.


thanks , I will listen to them .
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.11.2012 at 13:57  
Rating: 8 Now this does sound good actually. I dismissed this as another prog album a fair while ago, clearly not the case. Great female vocals tops this off.
Susan - 26.11.2012 at 04:24  
Rating: 10
Written by PocketMetal on 15.11.2012 at 23:13


Can you recommend me some stuff similar to this please ? I think the vocals are great and I could really enjoy something else like this .



More psychedelic stoner metal with female vocals? Check out Windhand (http://windhandva.bandcamp.com/).

Also, here are more "heavy" metal bands with female vocals like this who are employing the classic rock vibe. Check out Christian Mistress (christianmistress.bandcamp.com/) and Castle (http://www.heavycastle.com/).

All these albums are great but Royal Thunder is probably the gold standard Enjoy!!
PocketMetal - 26.11.2012 at 09:04  
Rating: 9
Written by Susan on 26.11.2012 at 04:24


More psychedelic stoner metal with female vocals? Check out Windhand (http://windhandva.bandcamp.com/).

Also, here are more "heavy" metal bands with female vocals like this who are employing the classic rock vibe. Check out Christian Mistress (christianmistress.bandcamp.com/) and Castle (http://www.heavycastle.com/).

All these albums are great but Royal Thunder is probably the gold standard Enjoy!!


Thanks a lot , I knew Christian Mistress but I should check out the other two , have you listened to The Devil's Blood yet ? they are kinda in the same vain .
Fritillaria - 13.01.2013 at 22:02  
  Wow I really loved this! where can I find their lyrics ? AND is there any other album close to this one ?
Pazdzioch - 08.02.2013 at 00:21  
 
Written by Guest on 13.01.2013 at 22:02

AND is there any other album close to this one ?

Last year's Jess And The Ancient Ones also contains great female vocals. You should enjoy it.
Fritillaria - 09.02.2013 at 10:16  
 
Written by Pazdzioch on 08.02.2013 at 00:21

Written by Guest on 13.01.2013 at 22:02

AND is there any other album close to this one ?

Last year's Jess And The Ancient Ones also contains great female vocals. You should enjoy it.

thanks for letting me know about that. I will check it out ASAP.
scapeplan - 13.02.2013 at 00:28  
Rating: 4 I was expecting to like this with all the praise it's getting, but...I dunno....
PocketMetal - 20.02.2013 at 09:54  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 13.01.2013 at 22:02

Wow I really loved this! where can I find their lyrics ? AND is there any other album close to this one ?


also check out the band Black Math Horseman .
Dima - 07.01.2014 at 07:24  
Rating: 8 OM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM

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