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Burning Saviours - Nymphs & Weavers (7/10) - Sweden - 2007

Genre: Doom Metal / Seventies Rock
Label: Transubstans Records
Playing time: 44:46
Band homepage: Burning Saviours

Tracklist:

  1. Looking After The Phyre
  2. Pondhillow´s Finest
  3. Spellweaver
  4. Woodnymph
  5. Dreaming Of Pastries
  6. Signs
  7. Trinity
  8. Hillside Mansion
  9. Exposed To The Heat Of Solace
Burning Saviours - Nymphs & Weavers

Here we have a band who´s love for rocfkin Doom music knows no boundaries and thus spawned the clever idea to name themselves after a PENTAGRAM song. Given the origin of their monicker, BURNING SAVIOURS are dedicated to playing a 70s style of Rock/Metal music with huge emphasis on drowsy riffs and melodies fit for a new “flower power” generation.

 

Fresh on the shelves, their third album “Nymphs And Weavers” delivers a good dose of Rock´n´Roll flavoured Doom Metal with the aforementioned hippie melodies, and you know what, it´s a pretty cool listen. Some bands have ambitions of carving a legendary career, with this band it´s exactly the opposite. The sense of happy jamming and utter comtempt for innovation is heard throughout the album, this is flat out fun, beer drinking, marijuana smoking, acid tripping Metal.

 

References to GRAND MAGUS, CATHEDRAL, PENTAGRAM and of course the mighty SABBATH are bound to come up, but overall the band sounds at ease with their music. If there´s a more tangible complaint to be made, it´s Mikael Marjanen´s vocals; while decent and suitable (although a tad monotonous in the long run) for this type of music don´t sound all worked out yet.

 

Not exactly my area of expertise but in all fairness I think that “Nymphs & Weavers” doens´t bring anything new to the genre, but on the other hand the album has a bunch of great tunes with unwinding atmospheres.

(Online November 26, 2007)

Frodi Stenberg



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