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DOOMSDAY OUTLAWS - BLACK RIVER - ALBUM REVIEW

SELF RELEASED | Release Date: April 13 2015




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This is Heavy Metal with a look back towards the morass of Sabbath, a glimpse of 90’s Stoner and an edge that references current Southern Metal standards. When you throw into the mix some solid instrumentalists and a vocal that owes as much to Jim Morrison as it does to more Metal contemporaries you quickly gain our attention.


The only surprising thing indeed about Doomsday Outlaw is that they hail not from Texas or some rugged US border town, but from the East Midlands.


‘Black River’ is a great album from the Metal of the title track and the swagger of ‘Back on Track’ to the more reflective yet equally powerful ‘New Salvation’ and ‘Hallelujah’ proving that they can carry off the lighter numbers too.


Interestingly though despite the power of the album as a whole it’s the more distinctly ‘Southern’ tracks where the real peaks lie: ‘Mountain Man’ and ‘Judgement Day’ sound like the band was born in the swamps of the U.S. South rather than raised in the U.K.’s East Midlands.


This is one of the best unsigned bands I’ve heard in a long time. Well worth checking out.

 

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

 


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