Loathfinder are a new blackened doom band with haunting vocals reminding me of some unwashed foul beast waking up after the night shift. He is chasing people through a castle accompanied by his roars of disgust at being woken up. In the distance, the onlookers peer back and see the unwashed creature walking down the corridor towards them.
Loathfinder's debut EP 'The Great Tired Ones' was released through Godz Ov War Productions at the end of last month.
The more you listen, the further you immerse yourself in the world of The Great Tired Ones. It is like dredged bowels of doom with a dark medieval soundtrack. So the atmosphere is set and we hope our nerdy description conveys the imagery that comes to mind when listening to Loathfinder.
Feast On My Entrails, which sounds the like the title for greasy Frank's delicacies for some of the festival treats I've eaten is much more blackened concerning the vocals than the previous track Genetic Gloom, but the music retains the sludgy doom feel.
Scents of Regression has solid riffs and the dude who got woken up is now in his stride pursuing the stragglers in his castle. The whole track flows together, culminating in a dark atmospheric piece of music. I've said this so many times, and probably will continue to do so on everything I review or play on Ancient Visionz Radio from metal and punk, but man this kind of music needs to be featured in some movies.
The final track on the EP shares the name with the EP, 'The Great Tired Ones', which could describe how I feel on a morning when on the train to school. There is a timely paced build up before the vocals chime in. We are back to the castle again, but the fact I'm nerding only testifies that the band took the time to develop the EP and spark the imagination in listeners.
Overall I think Loathfinder balance the mix between bm and doom. The blackened elements aren't done to the point to make non black metal listeners such as myself be turned off, but it is still strong enough to draw in fans from that spectrum. The Great Tired Ones is a solid piece of music with a level of mood and imagination invested within the sound.
- Genetic Gloom (6:09)
- Feast on My Entrails (6:51)
- Scents of Regression (5:26)
- The Great Tired Ones (9:38)