Stonegard - "From Dusk till Doom"
(Bells Go Clang)
From Aural Innovations #35 (January 2007)
The Norwegian Metallica is back with their second ass kicking heavy fucking metal CD. As with the last CD, the artwork and booklet, etc is very cool. Also, like the debut CD, very fucking short... 9 songs in 37 minutes. Anyway, the fans of the Stonegard sound will not be disappointed as the band again have a monster sound and stay true to their form of Metallica inspired heavy metal. I know people go nuts for these guys, but for me, the fact that the singer uses the James Hetfield vocal intonation so often, really takes away from a lot of the originality the band have. The band has gone for a bit more darker sound in some ways and a St. Anger style Metallica stuff but with more death vocals. The CD also contains a video for the title track. Anyway, if you dug the first one and are into Metallica, you will dig this one.
For more information you can visit the Stonegard web site at: http://www.stonegard.org.
Reviewed by Scott Heller