Royal Thunder - CVI


8.3 | 109 votes |
Release date: 22 May 2012
Style: Heavy metal, Stoner metal

Owners:

98 have it
15 want it


01. Parsonz Curse
02. Whispering World
03. Shake And Shift
04. No Good
05. Blue
06. Sleeping Witch
07. South Of Somewhere
08. Drown
09. Minus
10. Black Water Vision

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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28.06.2012 - 18:17
Rating: 10
Kass
St. Anger
Fuck it, I'm giving this a 10.
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01.07.2012 - 03:15
BlueMobius
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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.
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02.07.2012 - 00:30
Rating: 9
Draugen
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.
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01.10.2012 - 14:43
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
Make this a visible band ... someone pleeeeeeease
they are so wonderful .
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07.10.2012 - 12:19
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Rod was right, I really dig this
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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07.10.2012 - 13:19
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
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.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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07.10.2012 - 13:34
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Good but nothing special, same applies for the vocals.
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07.10.2012 - 18:09
anon
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Royal Thunder - CVI or how I got all my friends loving and listening to the same band.
Great tracks,accesible,unique.
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07.10.2012 - 20:15
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
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.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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15.11.2012 - 23:13
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
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 .
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16.11.2012 - 03:21
Unhealer
Eclecticist
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.
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16.11.2012 - 09:56
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
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 .
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25.11.2012 - 13:57
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
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.
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26.11.2012 - 04:24
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
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!!
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Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
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26.11.2012 - 09:04
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
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 .
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13.01.2013 - 22:02
Fritillaria
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Wow I really loved this! where can I find their lyrics ? AND is there any other album close to this one ?
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08.02.2013 - 00:21
Paz
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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.
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09.02.2013 - 10:16
Fritillaria
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Written by Paz 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.
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13.02.2013 - 00:28
Rating: 4
scapeplan
Mouthcrab
I was expecting to like this with all the praise it's getting, but...I dunno....
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Less coherent than Anal Cunt.

Eric Brecht once liked my Facebook comment. Therefore, by the translative property, Chuck Schuldiner like my comment.
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20.02.2013 - 09:54
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
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 .
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07.01.2014 - 07:24
Dima
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07.12.2014 - 13:20
Rating: 9
Schnabeltier 24
Everything is just so perfect on this album...
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