Destroyers of the Faith
Style: Doom
Release date: 11 November, 2010
Playing time: 46:00

Receiving 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!


01. Hyperion

02. Destroyers of the Faith

03. The Road to the Gravegarden
04. Chants of the Nameless
05. Tomb Of Doom
06. White Coffin

Label: Doomentia Records
Promotion: Sure Shot Worx
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 28 December, 2010
Website: Procession @MySpace