"A Eulogy for the Damned" (Candlelight; 2012)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

The UK’s supreme stoner metal unit Orange Goblin returns with a new collection of soulful and sinewy grooves entitled "A Eulogy for the Damned." This seasoned quartet’s latest 10-track endeavor sticks to the trademarked whiskey-soaked delivery that crosses COC, Down, and Fu Manchu (“Bishop’s Wolf”) that has been yielding a bevy of explosive riffs and colossal rhythm combinations with unwavering raw power since 1995 (“The Filthy and the Few”).

Tacking cleverly pinched parts from punk and classic metal continuums to their already gargantuan wall of sound, Orange Goblin has created a smorgasbord of smoke-addled metal goodness (“Save Me From Myself”) deep rooted with vintage tones from the days of metal yore (“The Fog”).

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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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