HEATHENDOM - NESCIENCE
METAL ON METAL RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
album in line, released by new label called Metal On Metal Records, comes from a
Greece based quintet named Heathendom. A few months ago, MOM spreaded their
first Promo Vol.1 CD - on it a list of bands that will show up with new outputs
planned to be released the next couple of months. First band I reviewed was the
new Catch 22 album ''Soulreaper: Evilution/Devilution'' awesome to the core
effort. This time, I'd like to write down my thoughts concerning Heathendom.
in 1998, their intention was to play Metal music in the vein of King Diamond/Mercyful
Fate fame. Heathendom's line up was infested through several changes but
gradually but certainly, as years passed by - the right and well fitted
musicians were found and a debut demo came out in the middle of 2005. On it a
few songs - they were sent to press/media and the response was very acceptable.
It was immediately clear that Heathendom was a band with a lot of potential.
Later on, they walked on many stages to show the outside Metal world what they
had to offer. As support of greats like Omen, Manilla Road, Cage, Solitude
Aeturnus... the present Metal maniacs were seized at the throat by the band's
debut album could not stay away - one led to another, the current situation in
Heathendom's camp is very promising... they just released a first full length
output entitled ''Nescience''. This is without a doubt a pearl of Power/Doom
Metal. People who can't stand such a great album aren't worth the wear the name
"Metalhead". Ten songs of pure, excellent Metal music with a wide
range. One by one musicians with the heart on the right place. You can feel
their passion for Metal right away. They have a superb vocalist that takes you
away through the golden years of Mercyful Fate, Memory Garden, Sorcerer, A
Tortured Soul, Sanctuary, Solitude Aeturnus. The use of different voice lines is
awesome - from normal to high pitched and vice versa - magnificent! I can say by
now Heathendom is THE Power/Doom Metal revelation at this one moment to me!!
songs loaded with a high form of power chord guitar shred, throat slicing
melodies, great built up ideas and blistering tempo changes... this is teamwork
through and through, all in perfect balance - Heathendom conquers my heart for
sure. Also the production sounds very promising, not too polished - just the way
it should be, awesome (again!). I was impressed by the songs on Metal On Metal
Records' Promo Vol 1., "Burn" and "Blissful Hell'' - both can be
heard on the ''Nescience'' album too, the rest of the song list takes me by the
throat. Perhaps I fall in recurrence but this CD means a lot to me. Some of my
absolutely faves are: "Nescience", "The Doll House", "Scenes
Of Old", "Hell Within", "War And Pain" (bonus track).
The point is that also US Metal maniacs gonna admire this output because of the
guitar riffs/solos and high vocal use... brothers and sisters hooked on US Metal,
take your chances and find out what Heathendom is all about!!
nothing to do with the nowadays Metal movement - maybe some don't like an album
like this, well shame on them. Actually I don't give a damn about the opinion of
other ones, I like it enormously and praise an album like this straight to the
almighty heaven above us all. Thanx to Metal On Metal Records for the delivery
of a unique piece like ''Nescience'' - to Heathendom: AMAZING release guys!!
More info about the band at: www.myspace.com/heathendom
Order possibilities via MOM Records at: www.metal-on-metal.com
My Points: 98 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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