THUNDERSTORM - Faithless Soul

Thunderstorm - Faithless Soul

8 songs
51:01 minutes
***** **
Dragonheart

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Doom metal had its most popular era in the mid and late Eighties with bands like Cathedral, Saint Vitus, Candlemass, Count Raven and Solitude Aeturnus. Good 15 years later, only few bands play that slow kind of metal which has been transferred to the deepest underground. But especially in Italy, you still discover excellent doom bands like Doomsword or Thunderstorm who just released their third album called Faithless Soul. Most songs have quite a long running time which is a typical doom trademark. There are certainly some parts in some songs which are a bit harder (Forbidden Gates, Hidden Face), but the general attitude on this album is that you have all the time in the world. Thunderstorm write and arrange great doom songs, but what they do isn't that original at all. But maybe because most of the above mentioned bands hardly exist anymore, Thunderstorm is the best way to drive you back into the musical past. Thunderstorm are lucky to have with Fabio Bellan an excellent singer who doesn't have to hide behind metal monuments like Messiah. If you like doom metal, Thunderstorm's new album should be ok for you. Two more reasons to check it out are a very solid production and a well done cover version of Iron Butterfly's In A Gadda Da Vida (although in a much shorter version than the original).

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