Release Date: 7 Nov 2013
Format: Cassete Ltd 50
1.You Are Alone
2.Demons and Rust
5.The Void and the Vision
The Swill is a new band that Rich Walker of Solstice (UK) and Pagan Altar (UK) members could be proud of them ... is a true new wave of
British heavy metal doom with a blend
of groovy melodies medieval atmosphere and themes , even their origin is from Michigan the main influences is the English doom metal scene and some 80's classic doom from the US like the first album of The Obsessed
and maybe some Trouble songs. Thirst For Misery EP have on every song a catchy melodic chorus that is hardly to shrug off !!
You Are Alone' start
the record , the groovy guitar mid tempo driven riff tuning in right
to 80's music style and the high pitch tone cultish vocals of Matt Watrous standing above the song to make personal stamp , his voice
have no such a depth because of the high tones but has a unique
identity and posture.
Demons and Rust comes more slow tempo , again the guitars performs different from one to other making their own textures , for a while reminds you the early songs of While Heaven Wept in the mellowness
and sadness - this is not my pick but the chorus are memorable!
'Deeper Dungeons' is a classic doom metal song i don't know is the singer
that refers to Robert Lowe vocal style emphasis on ironic lyrics , the drums along with guitars make the
atmosphere is hazy and dusty ... 'Analysis Paralysis' is an
interlude track with Spanish acoustic guitar riff... is quite
enjoyable and peaceful. 'The Void and the Vision' this one track the drummer lead the
rhythm , the track performed nicely but comes indifferent at all.
Swill' the spirit of New Wave of British Heavy Metal
Doom revisited , Solstice ,Warning ,Mourn Pagan Altar and Isen Torr ,go down and vote!
to Postman Dan for the limited edition Cassette copy!
Editor's rating 4/5 stars