Is it me, or did the Nässjö, Sweden, natives El Camino get just a tad more heavy since 'The Satanik Magik' (2011)?
That was a rhetorical question just in case you were wondering. F*ck, yeah, they did get more heavy!
On the first full-length the Swedes were mostly Black Sabbath kind of heavy, but now they're also heavy in a, I don't know, Cathedral and even mid-nineties Entombed kind of way in instances. Especially vocalist Daniel sounds as if somebody pissed him off in a considerably serious manner. He's more aggressive than ever before, and it suits El Camino excellently.
The two guitarists, Jimmy and Nicky, also do a splendid job of churning out riffs which contain heavy reference to especially Iommi, but they manage to add a shovel load of extra dirt. Solid performance! All in all, 'Gold of the Great Deceiver' is from beginning to end a dark and fascinating monster which deserves the full load of attention from you doom music fans out there. Go get!