(Source: NoCleanSinging)Label: Doomentia Records Date: 2/7/2014
There must be something about Scandinavia that produces excellent musicians, that in turn, create excellent heavy music. I’ve long thought they put drugs in the water supply in Sweden because of the amount of amazing Stoner Rock and Doom Metal acts that come from the country; the same comparisons could be made with Norway and the Black and Death Metal scenes, and Finland definitely has had a supply of talented Doom Metal bands, spawning some of the seminal Funeral Doom Metal groups like Dolorian, Skepticism, and Thergothon. While Hooded Menace isn’t quite Funeral Doom and more closely aligns to Death Doom Metal, it is just as brutal and crushing to the auditory organs, pulling influences from early 90′s Death Metal bands all the way to the first Paradise Lost and classic 80′s Candlemass albums. It does, however, further my point: there’s something about Scandinavia and Heavy Metal.