Release date: 1 April 2014
Style: Stoner metal, Doom metal

Rating:

7.3 | 15 votes

Owners:

4 have it
1 wants it


01. Empress Rising
02. Audhumbla
03. Harbinger Of Death
04. Icon
05. Watchers Of The Waste


Additional info
Digipak artwork by Nik Dudukovic

Staff pick by
Troy Killjoy

24.07.2014 Equally parts heavy and psychedelic, this early Sabbath-worshiping Swedish trio will rock you with crushing riffs and a fuzzy atmosphere that puts the 420blazeit in Monolord.

Get your toke on right here.

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Ilham - 25.07.2014 at 05:12  
Rating: 8 I think I didn't get the name of the album, it wasn't repeated enough in the first track.

Otherwise I hated it. I spent a very stressful forty-five minutes listening to this.
Troy Killjoy - 25.07.2014 at 06:33  
 
Written by Ilham on 25.07.2014 at 05:12
Otherwise I hated it.

I thought you were serious until I saw your rating and I was like what why would you hate it this shit is tight but then I saw your vote and now I know that you were joking so I am okay.

As I said in another thread in response to k7, this is actually my second-favorite release of the year so far, behind only Mastodon, and just ahead of Ethereal Riffian.
Ilham - 25.07.2014 at 15:26  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.07.2014 at 06:33
As I said in another thread in response to k7, this is actually my second-favorite release of the year so far, behind only Mastodon, and just ahead of Ethereal Riffian.

Oh, that's a lot of love. This has a "margin of improvement", as in it could easily go up in my esteem as well as up to an eight - which was my original vote. Usually stoner grows on me.
Troy Killjoy - 25.07.2014 at 15:27  
 
Written by Ilham on 25.07.2014 at 15:26
Oh, that's a lot of love. This has a "margin of improvement", as in it could easily go up in my esteem as well as up to an eight - which was my original vote. Usually stoner grows on me.

[frozen]Let it grow, let it grow...[/frozen]

Karlabos - 25.07.2014 at 16:24  
  Anything that gets released at 1st april on MS doesn't deserve credibility =P
Nice cover btw
Ilham - 25.07.2014 at 16:36  
Rating: 8
Written by Karlabos on 25.07.2014 at 16:24

Nice cover btw

Yes it is, I love that shade of green. It's note a widely used colour in metal.
Troy Killjoy - 25.07.2014 at 16:40  
 
Written by Ilham on 25.07.2014 at 16:36
Yes it is, I love that shade of green. It's note a widely used colour in metal.

Unfortunately "note". I wouldn't mind seeing it used more often though, it's quite pleasing on the eyes.

I had the inside sleeve as a cover photo on Facebook for a while.


Sexy, sexy stuff.
Ilham - 25.07.2014 at 16:49  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.07.2014 at 16:40

Unfortunately "note". I wouldn't mind seeing it used more often though, it's quite pleasing on the eyes.

I had the inside sleeve as a cover photo on Facebook for a while.

Sexy, sexy stuff.[/center]

That's it, I'm turning the spell-check on. I mean I just wanted to learn to spell the right way without leaning on that, but I guess making fun of my typos is way more important than the quality of my English. I swear on me mum I'll watch for the smallest mistake you make and rub it in your face like a kitten that still needs potty-training. Intense-purple-wearing bully.

Indeed, green doesn't appear too often, maybe because it's too neutral and not aggressive enough - for metal I mean.

That is a very nice little piece of art. I looked up the artist yesterday, I was pleased by what I saw.
LeKiwi - 25.07.2014 at 18:54  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.07.2014 at 06:33
...and just ahead of Ethereal Riffian.

Just listening to these guys on BC and I'm really impressed! I usually don't like stoner, but this...you just can't not...definitely adding them my list although I have a feeling they'll arrive to MS soon
Troy Killjoy - 25.07.2014 at 19:00  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 25.07.2014 at 18:54
definitely adding them my list although I have a feeling they'll arrive to MS soon

Dude, you're... commenting on the album thread.

They're already here.
Ilham - 25.07.2014 at 19:03  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.07.2014 at 19:00

Dude, you're... commenting on the album thread.
They're already here.

He's talking about Ethereal Riffian.
Troy Killjoy - 25.07.2014 at 19:05  
 
Written by Ilham on 25.07.2014 at 19:03
He's talking about Ethereal Riffian.

Holy blonde moment I think it's time for some food. All work and no food makes Troy an idiot.
Mr. Doctor - 25.07.2014 at 19:22  
Rating: 6 People should use more green in their metal. I mean... There's this album and also this album.

I'll check it out and report later.
Troy Killjoy - 25.07.2014 at 19:40  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 25.07.2014 at 18:54
...definitely adding them my list although I have a feeling they'll arrive to MS soon

Okay so now that I know which band you're talking about: http://metalstorm.net/bands/band.php?band_id=8264
Mr. Doctor - 25.07.2014 at 20:15  
Rating: 6 Hmmmm shame. I actually found it boring. I can see why someone would like it though but to me it felt like it took one good moment and just beat it dead for way too long.
LiquidSmoke - 28.07.2014 at 02:04  
Rating: 6 Sounds like this might be right up my alley. Let me see...
Alex Fenger - 29.07.2014 at 18:38  
Rating: 6
Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.07.2014 at 20:15

Hmmmm shame. I actually found it boring. I can see why someone would like it though but to me it felt like it took one good moment and just beat it dead for way too long.

My opinion is teetering between boring and mildly enjoyable in certain situations. Nothing special for me.
Bad English - 29.07.2014 at 20:55  
  Wow Troy add a band, somehow I knew its a Troy ... anyway I did try and its great album, I hope staffers will remember it when comes ms avards
catherinewrong - 30.07.2014 at 06:35  
Rating: 7
Written by Alex Fenger on 29.07.2014 at 18:38

My opinion is teetering between boring and mildly enjoyable in certain situations. Nothing special for me.

You're boring and mildly enjoyable
Lit. - 30.07.2014 at 09:07  
  ^Shots fired!
Troy Killjoy - 30.07.2014 at 20:01  
  I think Mr. Killjoy just found his Mrs. Killjoy.
Mr. Doctor - 30.07.2014 at 21:49  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.07.2014 at 20:01
I think Mr. Killjoy just found his Mrs. Killjoy.

Trust me. You didn't.
Troy Killjoy - 30.07.2014 at 22:14  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.07.2014 at 21:49
Trust me. You didn't.

I have since been informed that indeed I did not. I now see the error in my ways.

This Killjoy will keep searching. Until then, I will continue my illicit affair with Monolord.
Mr. Doctor - 30.07.2014 at 22:16  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.07.2014 at 22:14

Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.07.2014 at 21:49
Trust me. You didn't.

I have since been informed that indeed I did not. I now see the error in my ways.
This Killjoy will keep searching. Until then, I will continue my illicit affair with Monolord.


I'm still here for you, babe... Although don't put this average album while we make out.
Marcel Hubregtse - 30.07.2014 at 22:19  
Rating: 6 Listened to it a couple of times now and I am on the side of the ones that say this album is average.
catherinewrong - 30.07.2014 at 22:28  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.07.2014 at 22:14

Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.07.2014 at 21:49
Trust me. You didn't.

I have since been informed that indeed I did not. I now see the error in my ways.

This Killjoy will keep searching. Until then, I will continue my illicit affair with Monolord.


Sorry! I'm always here to make fun of Alex when needed
Ilham - 31.07.2014 at 15:50  
Rating: 8 When it starts haunting your dreams, it means it's doing something right. Here comes the eight.
Troy Killjoy - 01.08.2014 at 02:09  
 
Written by Ilham on 31.07.2014 at 15:50
Here comes the eight.

And here comes the engagement ring.

Maybe you'll end up liking it as much as me. Just one point higher.
Ilham - 01.08.2014 at 02:33  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.08.2014 at 02:09

And here comes the engagement ring.

Maybe you'll end up liking it as much as me. Just one point higher.

Hey, I earned that ring some time ago already and for many reasons. This should just speed things up.

I really just have a problem with the vocals on the first track. Too cliché and they don't add anything after the fiftieth time he said "empress rising". After the seventh minute - it's horrible, I know, I shouldn't be allowed to do that on this kind of album... but - I skip it. But then I get to that part I had playing in my head for twelve hours . I don't know if I'll drop the nine yet. Needs to grow. How many times have you listened to this? Ten? Twenty? Thirty times?
Troy Killjoy - 01.08.2014 at 02:57  
 
Written by Ilham on 01.08.2014 at 02:33
Ten? Twenty? Thirty times?

It's been out now for 5 months and I'm thinking... the first week it was up on Bandcamp I was listening to it at least once a day, and that turned into twice a day for about another month, and then I ordered the CD and listened to it even more. All in all I think about 50 times is more accurate. The only thing I've listened to on a similar basis is the latest Mastodon. The rest of the releases I've heard this year (with the exception of Ethereal Riffian) have passed me by quietly.
LiquidSmoke - 01.08.2014 at 18:19  
Rating: 6 Kind of forgettable. There are a few good hooks scattered throughout but on a whole this album is lacking some oomph.
Lit. - 01.08.2014 at 18:57  
  Yeah, this blows. Feels really thin and lackluster.
Dima - 19.08.2014 at 12:52  
Rating: 6 P.S Empress Rising.
MechanisT - 22.08.2014 at 13:42  
  Alright album. It has it's moments but I agree that it does get drawn out at points.

PS. Speaking of lords:



Ilham - 22.08.2014 at 16:32  
Rating: 8 Stoner has always the best covers ever. Very nice suggestions, Mechanist. I've been actively trying to educate myself when it comes to stoner. Those albums will be listened to.

I still can't get enough of that riff in the second track of this album.
Troy Killjoy - 27.08.2014 at 17:55  
  Looks like these guys are gonna be performing at Roadburn next year, no big deal.
Mr. Doctor - 28.08.2014 at 15:37  
Rating: 6 In that case... I might see them if there are no clashes at the time. That way they might redeem themselves.

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