this album by Chilean doom squad Procession was like getting a Christmas
present. This may sound a bit weird, but to me, this is like the second coming
of Candlemass. For those of you who weren't there when it happened, I can tell
you that Candlemass made a real difference with their unique take on Black
Sabbath inspired metal music and did so on a number of releases throughout the
eighties and nineties.
What Candlemass did is of course forever engraved upon the tomb stone of metal
and cannot be taken away from us, and those who do something that is in some
ways similar to what they did are not quite as unique. Still, the sense I get
from listening to Procession is one of a new beginning.
The sheer quality and the profound dedication that emanates from this disc is so
convincing. The heaviness seems older than time it self, the tempo is varied and
mixed with Iron Maidenesque harmonies - and therefore never cause for boredom,
singer Felipe does an excellent job without sounding contrived and strained as
I've heard quite a few doom singers do in their utterly failed attempts to sound
like Messiah Marcolin.
This is pure and utter Doom the way I love it. If you ask me, a new star on the
Doom Metal heaven is born!