"Forever in Hell" (Minotauro; 2015)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Ancient Spell's "Forever in Hell," is a doom metal album of a different breed. It's got the thick, Sabbath-y riffs, the deliberate pace, and the haunting solos that you'd expect. The surprise here is vocalist Donnie Marhefka, who shakes things up a bit with his gravelly growls. At times, it's like a death metal vocalist is fronting a doom band and the combination sets Ancient Spell apart.

I also really like the production on this CD. The music sounds big and blasts out of your stereo like a hurricane.

So, if you're in that doom-y mood, try Ancient Spell's "Forever in Hell."

Ancient Spell: Jeff Clark - bass; Conrad Viz - guitar; Donnie Marhefka - vocals; Rob Thompson - drums.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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