The Blind Leading The Blind
WW1 themed blacked death/doom
Ukraine October 2018
9/10 “his band certainly caught my attention and knew exactly how to exploit my curiosity. 1914 are a blackened death/doom band whose themes both lyrically and presentation wise deal with stories from World War One. This is their first LP after a series of minor releases and it is on Napalm Records! Home of bands such as Ahab, Conan, Candlemass and even Australian prog metallers Be'Lakor. I'm not surprised 1914 ended up there, this is a high quality product with some really compelling pieces of metal and a really tight presentation of concept. Many metalheads may have missed this last year, so now's a good time to fix that. ,
Love this album cover by Smerdulak, it does a really good job at conveying the senseless and automatic nature of groups of people. They're setting up for war with fellow man and this mythic figure - Death - thrives in his natural element. The choice for WW1 as a theme here isn't as simple as donning a pirate hat and calling it "pirate metal". There's actual exploration of ideas here from the emotional to the horrifying and they are paired with music apt at telling stories. They also come from a part of the world where that history has more importance, so it provides a sense of levity at times that feels authentic.”- full review with links at noobheavy.com (link in bio)
Cheers to @ckydunn for putting me onto this one.
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