Doomsday - Doomsday
Doomsday, based in Chicago, are a band comprised almost entirely of ex-members of noteworthy black metal act Nachtmystium (ex-members outnumber current members of the band by about 3-1!). Doomsday have little in common with their psychadelic black metal roots, however. Their self-titled debut album has been in the works for quite some time, but at just 6 tracks and 21 minutes, it's more of an appetizer than a full meal.
The name of Doomsday's game is crust; rough, heavily fuzzed punk-fueled death metal that pummels the ears and shakes the brain. The songs are consistently upbeat, full-speed-ahead in tempo and are oozing with a snarling attitude that is equally offputting as it is infectious. "She Will Be The One" sends Doomsday into overdrive immediately, no pussyfooting with intros at all. Vocalist Jon Necromancer brings a throat-piercing style to the table that fits like a glove with the intensity of the guitars and persistently abusive rhythm section. "Bring Down The Knife" is just a touch catchier than the rest of these tracks, and makes for the album's highlight as a result. "I Kill Everything I Fuck" attempts to lighten up the mood with a more punk-based formula and genre trademark crude humor, wrapping up the album on an enjoyable note.
Despite the short length of time we get to spend with 'em, Doomsday offer up plenty enough alcohol-fueled riotous tunes with this debut. As far as I can tell, these guys deserve to be heard live as a preference over in the studio, as their sound is essentially tailor-made for dimly lit metal clubs, where the booze is cheap and the air is heavy with smoke. A damn good time.
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