Rating:
8.0
Old Season - Archaic Creation
2009


01. Meet Me On The Battlefield
02. Forever Damned
03. The Mission
04. Prowler
05. Bitter Is The Wind
06. At The Hollow
07. The Heathens' Dance
08. A Soldier's Song


Heavy Metal / Classic Doom
Label: Unsigned - Selfreleased
USA: 2009
Length: 46:17

Line-Up on the CD:
Vocals: Frank Brennan
Guitars: Jimmy Blanchfield
Guitars: Ciaran Doyle
Bass: Dave Copley
Drums: Anto Walsh
Keyboards: Dermod Smyth


The Irish dudes of Old Season have finally released their first album called Archaic Creation. I don't know if you had the chance to listen to their first release, Volume One (a EP) but if you missed it be sure that you'll have a look at this new album my friends! One more time Mourning Beloveth clean vocals dude Frank Brennan and his band mates propose an excellent Epic Heavy with classy melodies and a "true" spirit. This is simply beautiful and Frank Performance's is absolutely stunning, Old Season deserve all your attention and support!

Old Season plays Epic Heavy so don't expect anything really depressive or dark. I'm not saying too that the release is "pop" but this is extremely catchy and the melodies will stay in your head without any problems. The good thing here is first that Epic Heavy Metal is not so common nowadays so this album is refreshing on a side but also I think that a lot of people will like Archaic Creation. If you're into Doom, or Heavy, or classic Rock, this is for you and I even think that people who like extreme music could enjoy this release. Even if the vocals are clean, this is just classy and from the beginning to the end you'll listen to really good music. The songs are long but they entirely work and damn the performance of Frank Brennan is just amazing!

The recording and the production of the album are nice (everything is featured in a sober but classy digipack) but the most impressive part in the album is the performance of the musicians. Everything is professional and the voice of Frank Brennan is just perfect for the music of Old Season. I even doubt that it should be easy for you to find a better singer in the category. His voice is epic like the music, this is the kind of vocals which can give shivers. Also, I think that the keyboards are better with a better sound (less electronic) and a better mixing. No doubt for a first album, Old Season already gives a nice accomplished release.

If you're into Doom and Epic Heavy Metal, Archaic Creation is a must. I have the feeling that this band could even become a lot more famous soon because after all they know how to do good music and they're great musicians and singer. Don't wait anymore time guys and gals, this album must be checked, I say it again but this is one of the best releases of the year in the genre! Rock on!

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 8
Production: 8


Website: http://www.oldseason.com


 


written by Jeff | 03.12.2009



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lord artan - 10.12.2009 at 21:01  
Thank you Jeff very good review
Ozman - 08.02.2010 at 03:55  
And live they are even better. Saw them today and they were magnificent.

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