Castle - Under Siege

7 | 20 votes |
Release date: 20 May 2014
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal


10 have it
2 want it

01. Distant Attack
02. Be My Ghost
03. A Killing Pace
04. Pyramid Lake
05. Powersigns
06. Labyrinth Of Death
07. Temple Of The Lost
08. Evil Ways

Elizabeth Blackwell - vocals, bass
Mat Davis - guitars
Al McCartney - drums

Additional info
Recorded by Billy Anderson (Eyehategod, Neurosis) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA.

Cover artwork from Russian symbolic painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin (Behemoth).

Staff review by
Good old-fashioned occultism has a well established presence in the contemporary metal scene; sounds from yesteryear revamped in the liveliest of rocking rituals all ably performed by such outstanding acts as the likes of Ghost B.C. and In Solitude. In come the doom inclined Castle to fortify the situation.

published 14.05.2014 | Comments (6)

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12.05.2014 - 18:42
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Full stream o' dis:

Kinda funny that the artist has Behemoth linked next to his name. He's not part of the band and has done quite a few artworks for albums for numerous other bands.
13.05.2014 - 18:43
Bad English
Just tryd good one, defenetly I want to listen it ore n more ... but time ... do I have it?
God doomy sound
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
14.05.2014 - 18:05
Troy Killjoy
Sick cover art.
Prettier than BloodTears.
14.05.2014 - 20:15
Troy Killjoy
Also what is "heavy doom"? Probably different from "light doom" I suppose...
Prettier than BloodTears.
14.05.2014 - 21:00
Mr. Doctor
Written by Troy Killjoy on 14.05.2014 at 20:15
Also what is "heavy doom"? Probably different from "light doom" I suppose...

This band is more like doom heavy metal, if you know what I mean...
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
19.05.2014 - 22:28
Rating: 7
This and The Oath's self-titled are two quite simillar albums, although The Oath is a lot more Rock while this is more Metal. Still quite good.
03.01.2015 - 07:58
Rating: 5
Finally listening to this and I'm very disappointed. What HAPPENED to Elizabeth's voice? She sounds nothing like her usual brilliance. It's stuck in her throat; no shimmer whatsoever. The same could be said for the songwriting. This sounds like all the rejected b-sides from previous songwriting sessions. Top it all off with the fuzzy mix, which may have been done intentionally to create a specific atmosphere but failed miserably, and this is one forgettable, throwaway album from a usually good band. Too bad.
"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs

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