Power of Metal.dk Review

Orange Goblin
A Eulogy for the Damned
Style: Stoner Metal
Release date: 13 February, 2012
Playing time: 49:12

The London based rock band 'Orange Goblin' has been around for fifteen years and releases their 7th album 'A Eulogy for the Damned'. OG is an amazing mix of Motörhead and Down with a lot of mature clout, raw power and with influences from Sabbath, Danzig and Lizzy they have stayed put and are true to their own 'kiss some arse rock 'n' roll'.

I get a feeling in the groovy and awesome opening track 'Red Tide Rising' of a super top album, but not all the remaining 9 tracks is of that high caliber. Still they deliver a heavy black swing and dark dustiness in the songs as they were sent from the underworld. Extra credits for the cool bass production, not often that I hear that they put the bass guitar in front. A great wall of sound and very slick guitar riffs, one of the best cultivated (whiskey & cigarettes) rock voices this side of 2000. The songs are solid in quality standard and nothing is in the wrong place or redundant. Together with the awesome rhythm section OG is a big AHA experience for me. The truth is that, it's hard to keep your legs still when they spread on with their thick and fat sound! This is a disc that I can play many times and find new favorite loops every time it spins...

I'm told that they are a real live experience and I'm so happy that they are booked on Sweden Rock Festival in June. I will stand in the front row and jump, scream and make one hell of a noise.

Best tracks: Red Tide Rising, Save Me from Myself, Return to Mars and Stand For Something.

A Must Have Album In The Collection!!

01. Red Tide Rising
02. Stand For Something

03. Acid Trial

04. The Filthy & The Few

05. Save Me From Myself

06. The Fog
07. Return To Mars
08. Death Of Aquarius

09. The Bishops Wolf

10.A Eulogy For The Damned
Label: Candlelight Records
Distribution: Plastic Head
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 16 February, 2012
Website: www.orange-goblin.com