RISING DUST is a Doom trio comprised of David (guitars/vocals), Steff (bass) and Malek (drums) – from France. Their roots clearly lie at: BLACK SABBATH, SAINT VITUS, PENTAGRAM, THE OBSESSED, TROUBLE and DEATH SS, classical Doom that is. Fans of the mentioned bands will probably appreciate the whole thing. It probably won’t touch all the other Metalheads at all.
It’s old-fashioned as hell, the production stale and the song titles really clichéd in a nice way. The vocalist sounds as weird/original as Steve Sylvester in DEATH SS’ glory days. And yet I like this album better than many tuned and ho so technically boasting works… RISING DUST have soul and like to play and they come across as credible. They don’t have an image, no special outfit, they play Doom coming right from the heart! They make music for themselves in the first place. They may be “Born Too Late”, their sound may be old-fashioned – the message comes across – a fat pound! (Online August 26, 2005)