Koen W. : These Swedish doomsters exist ten years now and that is celebrated with a new album: 'Magna Est Vis Siugnah' or 'the great power of Siugnah (anagram for Anguish)’. Behind this title is a whole story. In short, the band wanted to go back to their roots and talk about death, the afterlife and the pain of living. In other words: the ideal base for a doom metal band. The six numbers vary between six and eleven minutes of playing time. You get to hear a solid and by times even chaotic wall of sound with that obscure atmosphere typical for the eighties. Say slow and constructive riffs of low-tuned guitars that work themselves up to a high point where vocals usually follow. Those sound pretty raw. Tom Gabriel Warrior but a little more extreme. In some songs you even hear couplets that go back to the epic Viking period of Bathory. Listen tip is the more then eleven minutes during song 'Of The Once Ravenous'.
If you have a penchant for sinister doom metal where despair and darkness come at you, you are here at the right address.