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Smoulder - Violent Creed Of Vengeance

7.6 | 43 votes |
Release date: 21 April 2023
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal


11 have it
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01. Violent Creed Of Vengeance
02. The Talisman And The Blade
03. Midnight In The Mirror World
04. Path Of Witchery
05. Victims Of Fate
06. Spellforger
07. Dragonslayer's Doom

Additional info
Recorded at Soundwell Studio by Valtteri Kallio and Jani Snellmain.
Mixed by Arthur Rizk.
Mastered by Rolando Rodas at Cavern Of Echoes.
Cover Art by Michael Whelan.

Staff review by
When Smoulder’s debut album came out, traditional metal fans slowly but steadily started to become obsessed with it to the point that, in these four years that went by, it managed to gain the status of a modern classic. Smoulder did not rush to release its follow-up, and it was the right decision.

published 10.04.2023 | Comments (5)

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17.04.2023 - 10:33

The album is already available on Spotify.
20.04.2023 - 13:26

And now on YouTube:

21.04.2023 - 10:01
Rating: 8

Nice traditional heavy metal with good vocals. What's not to like?
21.04.2023 - 21:11
Rating: 8
A Nice Guy
A simple and effective classic traditional heavy metal album. It has great melodies, epic songwriting, decent vocals, and a solid a production.
21.04.2023 - 21:19
Rating: 8

Do you even know the meaning of "traditional heavy metal"? How can epic doom/epic heavy record be traditional heavy?
21.04.2023 - 21:55
Rating: 8
A Nice Guy
I thought it had an early Black Sabbath vibe, and mistakingly thought Black Sabbath were traditional heavy metal. Sorry my bad, it's just me talking out of my arse again
21.04.2023 - 22:06
Rating: 8

"Vibe"? So if a death doom band had some inspirations from Black Sabbath would you consider it to be "traditional heavy metal"? Is ThunderSteel "traditional power metal", because it features more streamlined and melodic approach and speed metal influence similar to other power metal acts at that time? I'm just pointing out a mistake you've made, I'm not trying to mock you or anything, really no need to get so defensive and cynical.
26.04.2023 - 12:51
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Tage Westerlund
I like this, its heavy , its good done, somehow only vocals can be loader and heavier, but its well done, good length. Here is doom metal, speed metal, heavy metal, and power metal as insipration from the 80's gods. Only studio is done much better as many 80's steel bands.
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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
29.04.2023 - 10:22
Rating: 9
JoHn Doe

Impressive, very enjoyable, great song-writing and performance.
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.

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