Marcel H. : After two EPs and a digital single Black Royal debuts with full-length album ‘Lightbringer’. The meal the Fins of this combo serve is a mix of equal parts sludge, D-beat, stoner, and death metal. This mix forms a catchy whole and doesn’t come across as forced and far-fetched at any point. Black Royal has a good sense of melody and hooks. Take for example a song such as ‘The Chosen’ where the threatening and impending mood is brought in such a melodic way that it immediately nestles itself in your head and the hooks in the ‘chorus’ are the icing on the cake. After just one listen you’ll be able to grunt and hum along to it. Every song possesses more than one of such moments. So, all in all, a promising debut.