(5/10) Alunah is a doom metal band from Birmingham, England. Started in 2006 the band released their newest album "Awakening the forest" in October.
I listened to the album a couple of times, but I have to say that it never created enthusiasm. The band plays doom metal inspired by bands like Black Sabbath and Nature. The sound of Alunah has psychedelic touch too.
The six songs on the album are pretty long, which means that they are between 6 and 8 minutes. The problem is that the songs drown in endless riffs which sound quite similar. What I miss is the creative diversity in their tunes. For me all the tracks sound very similar and I was tempted to use the skip button after a while. I haven't done that since I was hoping for the 'awakening' moments. But they didn't come. So I gave it a second round. Maybe it takes a while. Not really. The only song that sticks out a bit is the "The summerland" as being the last one on the album. It has sphereful beginning and sounds from the structure and the arrangements a bit different than the other ones. It has more of a classic rock influence that fits very well.
The good things with the album is the professional production that gives this release a good sound. Secondly the musicians seem to know what they do. The vocals from Soph Day for example are really good and fit perfectly to the sound of Alunah. If there would be just a bit more changes in the songs.
For the rest I have to say that it's not my cup of tea. I prefer Candlemass and Avatarium. Sorry. Maybe next time.
- Bricket wooden coven
- Heavy bough
- Awakening the forest
- The mask of Herne
- Scourge and the kiss
- The summerland
Label: Napalm Records
Genre: Doom Metal