Eibon - Eibon review
|Release date:||December 2008|
01. Asleep And Threatening
02. Staring At The Abyss
France is known for its experimental, unique and interesting Black metal scene, but who associates the country with Sludge/Doom metal? That's right, virtually no one. That may change soon though, as France now has a wonderful representative for the style, in the form of Eibon. Built upon the ruines of various older, dissolved Doom/Death bands, these guys haven't wasted much of their time in the "garage phase". Only three years after their forming, they already have a split and an EP in their discography, of which the latter is now up for discussion.
There's still plenty of extreme stuff present though. The aforementioned lead heavy riffs, a set of nastily deformed vocals and drum work with a lot of bass-drum and cymbals. And bass. A lot of bass. Usually the guitars take on a more melodic approach, but the crushing, pummelling bass more than makes up for that. All in all, this record is a great hybrid of atmosphere, heaviness, groove and beauty. It's a real shame this EP is so short, merely twenty minutes, but the quality of the tracks is high. If you're looking for something that's a little easier on the ears but still sludgy, doomy and captivating, look no further. "Eibon" will perfectly fulfil that wish. And keep a sharp eye for news on a new release!
||Written on 04.02.2009 by If you're interested in extreme, often emotional and underground music, check out my reviews. I retired from reviewing, but I really used to be into that stuff.|
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