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Grails - Doomsdayer’s Holiday

Grails

Doomsdayer’s Holiday
Record Label: Temporary Residence
Review by Chris Fox
December 2008

Dark, heavy and celestial music. GRAILS has managed to take the meandering sound of groups like OPETH and mix them with eastern, folk, and blues stylings to create an entirely new sound. The album contains very little vocalization, but when they do appear, they achieve an eerie sense of omniscience and envelope the already dark wandering guitar. The real gem of this album is the sometimes subtle and often times obvious presence of Indian style sitar and chord progressions. Songs like “Doomsdayer’s Holiday” create the perfect melding of American heavy metal and classical Hindu sounds. This is an album that should be listened to from beginning to end before any judgment should be passed. The true artistry lies between the songs and the progression of the entire album.

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