Written by GE 138.
I wish I had long hair again, because if I did, I would douse my head with lighter fluid and set myself alight and bang my head mercilessly until the flames either went out of their own accord or grew even bigger and hotter, all while listening to this epic chunk of musical Metal mayhem from Local doom bringers Demon Lung, who just lay waste to an pre-apocalyptic music world full of weak, contrived, talentless poseurs, who are devoid of Meaning, Passion, and Soul. Yes, this sophomore release from Demon Lung is THAT good, with the bands overall sound growing more monster like in status; Heavier, Scarier, and even more Imposing than ever before, like the unnamed spawn of Yog Sothoth in musical form. The guitar work on here is astounding, with the riffs sounding either enormous in stature, like the sound of a city crumbling into the sea, or sharp and deadly in their accentuation, like being stabbed with a razor sharp knife slow and steady in the guts. The riffs are huge, monumental in both their depth and sound. It's really what makes Demon Lung as heavy as they are. The vocals are Haunting, Mesmerizing, Depressing, Sinister, and perfectly suited to the music being played. Makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and say "What the fuck is this all about then?" Shanda's voice is Dismal and Evil, in the nicest way possible. I have no idea what she is singing about, but it scares the ever loving crap out of me to hear her do so, that's for sure. This release, named The Hundredth Name, is a concept album of sorts, with all 8 songs on here telling the story of the Son of Satan trying to assemble the 3 parts of the Devil's Bible in order to speak the name of God in reverse, and thus, undo Creation, but you don't even need to know that fact to enjoy the music on here. It sounds amazing. The drum work on here is stellar; heavy and steady and never overplayed. Sounds like a big ass boulder slowly rolling downhill, and just as powerful. Good job Jeremy! Same with the bass. It's like the sound of a black hole. There's so much going on up front with the guitars and vocals that the drums and bass work sometimes get buried in the back of the mix, but then a song like Hex Mark or Eyes Of Zamiel come on, and you get to experience the full Demon Lung aural assault, and it's a brutal one, that's for sure. I could go on and on about what a fantastic piece of Music this is, but I think you get the picture by now. My words do no Justice in explaining to you the Majesty, Beauty and Art that is contained within this latest release from Demon Lung. It's simply stunning and just goes to show you that you don't need a Scene to be successful. Just play what you Love and eventually, Success will find you, and I'm thinking that with this release, Success is going to be kicking down their front door real, real soon, and I, for one, couldn't be happier for them. Kudos. Available June 4th from Candlelight Records.
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