2 demos, “Deflowered World” (2001) and “Demonstrating
Heaviness” (2003), Gorilla Monsoon is about to release their
debut album called “Damage King”.
production is alright and the music is very Heavy but except for a
few riffs and the last two tracks, the hard rocking “War to the
Wimps” “and Heavier than Europe”, I fail to remember any of them, even after numerous listens.
of the album is filled with slow Doom guitars, and the singer
reminds me a bit of James Hetfield, at times. I love Doom Metal
and I’m always open for what the genre has to offer, but
sometimes I come across stuff that is just not my cup of tea. This
is one of those cases.
is not entirely bad, but it fails to convince me. The compositions
seem lengthy and they don’t deliver too many changes or
different sections to avoid repetitiveness.
if you are into Doom and can’t get enough of it, check this
album out. Maybe you’re in for a pleasant surprise. I rather
stick with Cathedral.
– Listen... and decide for yourself!