OK hands up who remembers Hellhound records? They paved the way for labels like Rise Above and now the latest contenders Doomanoid Records. There are countless bands out there who are embracing the doom but few possess the innate song writing suss that these guys do and that should be enough to drag them by the scruff of the neck and lift them above the pack.
I do have a couple of minor niggles…and they are minor when compared to the quality of the tunes. In this style of music the snare should power through with authority but here it sounds a tad like someone twatting a cardboard box in the next room. Doomanoid are a young label and I applaud anyone who, in these financially delicate times and with the digital revolution sweeping physical music media to one side, will put their money where their mouths are and support bands by still pushing the CD format.
Obviously there are financial restraints on a label such as this and it does show…the Final Resting Place - Iron Void - Spell Of Ruin printing is not of the highest quality and the disc Final Resting Place - Iron Void - Spell Of Ruin to be a CD-R duplicate as opposed to the higher quality glass master.
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives - Various - Top Musicians Play: Pink Floyd - The Wall, Deacon - Rotten World, Tarareando (David Jones Remix) - Aki Bergen & Pezzner Feat Terry Grant - Tarareando (The Remixes) (F, Mon Manège À Moi (Tu Me Fais Tourner La Tête) - Edith Piaf - Disque Dor, Words - Various - Disco Classics - Disco Fever