Kreation Records have opened a Bandcamp. There are currently 24 albums uploaded and "there will be more in the coming weeks". Among them you'll find releases by Evoken, Morgion, Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, Acid King, and... Grey. The Hammer Horror witches coven style cover to Sisters of the Wyrd made me think some kind of goth metal, but this is much darker and much much heavier. Grey plays doom, hard and loud. From a base of crunching slowed down Sabbathian riffs, they add tough as nails death doom and funeral doom hypnotism.
The first song "At Night" isn't the best, it doesn't hang together as well as the rest of the album. At 13 minutes it also the longest, making it a slightly odd choice for an album opener. Still you get a good taste of the terrific vocals. Raw and harsh and with an black metal style evilness that's very effective; and the equally terrific drumming. Heavy when need be, but also with a looseness and fills and rolls that channels the mighty Mr. Ward.
The next two songs are the main attractions on Sisters of the Wyrd. "Taker of Souls" with the brutal riff bookending a lethargic middle section that just oozes hopelessness; making the "I stand before...doom" line sound entirely believable. And the atmospheric (but still incredibly heavy) "Sacrifice At Glastonbury Tor" with a harrowing vocal performance, and a gigantic main riff carrying its tale of ancient mysticism,
Sisters of the Wyrd is rounded out by the more traditionally doomy "Fields of Grey" with its sad lyrics, and a ferocious cover of 13’s "Wither". The production is clear without sacrificing any of the heaviness or atmosphere; I don't want to use the word "perfect", but I really can't find any fault with it. According to my Googling Sisters of the Wyrd fell under the radar when it was released in 2008. I like it a lot, so my advice is: Don't let it fall under yours.
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