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Early Moods - Early Moods



7.6 | 74 votes |
Release date: 5 August 2022
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal

Owners:

19 have it
6 want it


01. Return To Salem's Gate
02. Live To Suffer
03. Early Moods
04. Defy Thy Name
05. Memento Mori
06. Last Rites
07. Curse The Light
08. Damnation
09. Funeral Macabre

Additional info
Recorded by Carlos Cruzat at 7th Street Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Mixed by Allen Falcon.
Mastered by Brad Boatright.

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
N/A
The first thing that came to my mind when I listened to Early Moods was: “Fashion changes, but style endures”.

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published 09.09.2022 | Comments (9)

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14.08.2022 - 11:00
Rating: 10
Necromancer

Killer album
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14.08.2022 - 14:05
Starvynth
i c deaf people
So this band profile is only a few hours old and the debut album was released just a few days ago, but it already has more votes than many albums that have been on the database for over 10 years...

Is it really that good?
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14.08.2022 - 16:24
Rating: 8
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Starvynth on 14.08.2022 at 14:05

So this band profile is only a few hours old and the debut album was released just a few days ago, but it already has more votes than many albums that have been on the database for over 10 years...

Is it really that good?

I'm also surprised, but yeah it is really good! It's like a perfect mix of Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Saint Vitus, etc - exceptional vocalist, great catchy riffing, occult lyrics - sweet sweet traditional doom
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14.08.2022 - 19:25
Rating: 8
Jared Archon

Killer record, awful band name.
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17.08.2022 - 10:16
Rating: 10
RazMan

This is exceptionally good! I have really missed hearing some new quality traditional doom and this ticks all the boxes for me. Debut of the year? Hell, could even be album of the year! Haven't heard anything better so far and we are in late August already.
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17.08.2022 - 11:24
JoHn Doe

I will definitely give this a chance as soon as i can.
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17.08.2022 - 13:28
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
This is a great debut and a band with huge potential amongst traditional doom and early heavy metal fans, if they carry on down this root anyway. The soft vocals and songwriting style kind of remind me of Manilla Road in a way, but the guitar tone has that incredible fuzzy stoner sound, much like Kyuss, High On Fire and all those traditional stoner bands had. So it has the perfect blend of early doom and stoner imo.

The main highlight for me though is certainly the riffs, they are highly melodic and traditional, eventhough some would say generic, to me they are some of the best riffs you can possibly hope to hear
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19.08.2022 - 01:08
nikarg

Damn, it's so good, I am so reviewing this.
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19.08.2022 - 09:36
Rating: 10
RazMan

Written by nikarg on 19.08.2022 at 01:08

Damn, it's so good, I am so reviewing this.

Looking forward to that!
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19.08.2022 - 10:36
Rating: 8
Metren
Dreadrealm
Written by RazMan on 19.08.2022 at 09:36

Looking forward to that!


I second that. Can't wait to read Nik's review! I absolutely loved this on my first listen. There isn't a weak moment in sight, pure quality from beginning to end and it arguably finishes even stronger than it starts. "Oh damnation!!!"
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26.08.2022 - 21:34
Rating: 9
beyondtehdarksun

This is truly brilliant. I guess everything you've ever liked about retro heavy / doom is in here. First I hear current retro bands like Witchcraft or Wytch Hazel. Then Black Sabbath followed by Iron Maiden in track 3. Then Candlemass in track 4. Without every feeling like an imitation.
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"We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born"
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29.08.2022 - 01:00
Rating: 4
When I see the rating of this album, I expected something Black Sabbath quality but after the listen, just disappointed. The riffs are just generic and not interesting. The tone of the instruments are adjusted so that the old school sound is obtained but there is nothing more than that.
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31.08.2022 - 20:20
jawharessence

I have no idea what's the fuss about. Only the first two songs are kinda catchy. The rest dies out in utter mediocrity. I fell asleep midway. This is not album of the year material.
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31.08.2022 - 22:00
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I don't think it's bad but I don't think it's that special. The production is a little lackluster and makes the album feel a little amateur.

"Last Rites" is a great song.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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10.11.2022 - 01:53
Rating: 8
tintinb

Very traditional, very old school. Sometimes you just need a good doom album. Love the riffs on last rites.
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Leeches everywhere.
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30.12.2022 - 14:25
Rating: 6
metalbrat

More like phsychedrlic rock. Another version of Black Sarbath. Did not feel like it deserves this rating. 'Curse the light' was a good one.
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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03.02.2023 - 06:51
Rating: 7
Aries Rising

This is a band that will probably be very good in an album or two.
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