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Dread Sovereign - Alchemical Warfare

7.4 | 77 votes |
Release date: 15 January 2021
Style: Doom metal


18 have it
3 want it

01. A Curse On Men
02. She Wolves Of The Savage Season
03. The Great Beast We Serve
04. Nature Is The Devil's Church
05. Her Master's Voice
06. Viral Tomb
07. Devil's Bane
08. Ruin Upon The Temple Mount
09. You Don't Move Me (I Don't Give A Fuck) [bonus]

Additional info
- digipak-CD
- 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
- slate blue / grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
- raisin rouge marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 150 copies)
- gold / black dust vinyl (Kings Road exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
- white / black marbled vinyl (US exclusive)

Staff review by
Primordial's Alan Averill takes a break from his podcasts and brings back the old school doom ethos in Dread Sovereign to properly kickstart the year.

published 19.01.2021 | Comments (3)

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03.12.2020 - 17:14
Pvt Funderground
I'm ready.
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
15.01.2021 - 10:51
Rating: 10

15.01.2021 - 12:38
Rating: 6

For me this one is merely OK. It needs at least 10 minutes of fat cutting from the overall run time. It has moments but there's too much meandering and I'm regularly waiting for the next good moment to come along.
15.01.2021 - 14:02
Rating: 7
Tom Muller

Gets better after the first couple songs. but not as strong as their debut
On The Road To Asa Bay
17.01.2021 - 01:40
Rating: 6
Troy Killjoy
Surprisingly shallow for a 50 minute album. It's not that it does anything badly, it just doesn't do anything well. It has some solid moments that generate this trance-like feeling you can slowly nod along with, the melodies have a "washing over you" effect at times, but it all gets lost in the repetitive plodding that goes nowhere.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
19.01.2021 - 00:42
"Nature Is The Devil's Church" and "Her Master's Voice" are clear stand-out songs.
21.01.2021 - 10:07
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
This is one of cases when you need listen it 5 times and understand it, otherwise it don work , blasphemous doom metal, whit edgy raw riffs and raw approach from days when witch craft was real, I mean garage. Less publication, hard to get info, this how this band works, secret but burns up some good music, good doom metal. I wonder how is Alans other projects doing, maybe time for new albums?
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
27.01.2021 - 11:19

I think what I like about this band is the bass and drum keeping things simple and grounded while the guitar is going overboard on the wah and other effects. It works for some songs, less for others.
29.01.2021 - 11:09
Rating: 7
Tom Muller

Starts ok with first couple songs, gets better in 2nd half. all in-all a strong album
On The Road To Asa Bay
15.04.2021 - 05:06
Rating: 7
The Ancient One
Lingering in that 7-8 spot for me. Enjoyed it, will see how much so after some time and a few more listens.
get the fuck off my lawn.

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24.05.2022 - 00:27
Metal slave
Second half blows

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