Rating:
8.5
The Crown - Doomsday King
27 September 2010


Disc I
01. Doomsday King
02. Angel Of Death 1839
03. Age Of Iron
04. The Tempter And The Bible Black
05. Soul Slasher
06. Blood O.D.
07. Through Eyes Of Oblivion
08. Desolation Domain
09. From The Ashes I Shall Return
10. He Who Rises In Might - From Darkness To Light

Disc II [Limited edition bonus disc]
01. Die Before Dying [Valcyrie cover]
02. In Bitterness And Sorrow [re-recorded version]
03. Kill 2010 [re-recorded version]
04. Falling 'Neath The Heaven's Sea


Lock up your daughters, The Crown are back. Reunited, the band presents us with their first album in seven years. It was worth the wait. Back with their original line-up minus one, Doomsday King is The Crown in all their glory through and through.

It is like the band have never been apart, Doomsday King is a quintessentially Swedish death metal album with all the attitude, infectious crushing riffs and brutality we know the band for. From start to finish there is no remorse; "Angel Of Death 1839" and "Age Of Iron" are two of the most ferocious yet hauntingly memorable songs on the album and sets the tone for the rest. "Soul Slasher" and "Through The Eyes Of Oblivion" continue in similar violent fashion as the Swedes take us back in time and give us that feeling of when we first got into this band who undeservedly didn't get the credit they deserved when they split up six years ago.

New vocalist Jonas is the final piece to the jigsaw, fitting into the band seamlessly. His style and sound is almost exactly the same as Johan's, and delivers just as much spite, venom and attitude as the band has always had.

So now The Crown are back, perhaps they will finally start to get what they deserve. Doomsday King is the perfect step back into the band's old shoes of wild and aggressive Swedish death metal, and the world of metal as a whole. Welcome back, we've missed you.

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Death metal
Century Media
Sweden
Length: 44:07

Performance: 9
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 7
Production: 9


Band profile: The Crown
Album: Doomsday King


 



Written on 18.08.2010 by
Baz Anderson
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JÄY - 18.08.2010 at 21:47  
Never listened to em before... they sound great!
kinda technical
Ag Fox - 18.08.2010 at 22:36  
Deathrace King was pretty good. I'll check this one when it comes out
vezzy - 18.08.2010 at 23:39  
Same, I'll have a look at this.
skrätte - 18.08.2010 at 23:59  
Want.

The Crown is awesome. Always has been.. always will be.
Troy Killjoy - 19.08.2010 at 00:53  
I've liked all of their releases so far (aside from Possessed 13), so I don't see why I wouldn't enjoy this.
Chainer - 19.08.2010 at 01:11  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.08.2010 at 00:53

I've liked all of their releases so far (aside from Possessed 13), so I don't see why I wouldn't enjoy this.

Agreed, though i thought the new song(s) on their myspace weren't all that great. But if Baz says that Crown still kicks it, i'll take his word for it.
BudDa - 19.08.2010 at 09:23  
Even though it turns out to be bad(which i highly doubt), I'll like it anyways. The Crown is back. Thats all that matters for me
Promonex - 22.08.2010 at 23:31  
Just seen 'em last night. Fuck Johan, Jonas is awesome as vocalist! Still have to listen to the new album, but I'm confident it'll convince me as much as their previous works.

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