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Ethereal Scourge - Judgment and Restoration

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From Australia comes Ethereal Scourge, a very doom laden death metal band.  This 4 piece seems to be influenced by alot of styles and to me I hear tons of bands that these guys sound very similar to.  The music reminds me ALOT of Mindrot (death/doom from CA).  The same vocal stylings, the same types of riffs, and the same progressions.  The drums are the only thing lacking it's true feeling here though.  The vocals are more yellish and deep growls, but seem to set the mood for what they are.  These guys go through many emotions.  Though I don't understand the anger that they are seeming to try and put forth when the lyrics don't represent this feeling.  I guess this has always been a pet peeve of mine.  But that aside, this band is just great and normally to get me to say that, I'd have to mean it.  Well, in this case I do.  Get this album if you can.  (Review by Biff Bartholemew)

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