Soon, the recording was complete and "I" was ready to terrorize the heavy metal countryside. The band eventually met in Dawson's driveway and everyone got along quite famously. Eschewing the sometimes meandering mores of the genre, OLDE's "I" is an exercise in force and restraint. There are no ten-minute guitar solos, space soundscapes, spritely psychedelics or vocal chanting freak-folk interludes. The album is somewhat of an anomaly: it is a Doom record without any one song topping five minutes.
These calculated arrangements add to the single-minded and earnest nature of the music. OLDE wastes little time or effort. They are precise, efficient and heavy. Despite their somewhat-odd origins, this is not some new-school, svengali-created trend-jumper. OLDE is, simply, a handful of old school veterans offering up something new, challenging themselves in order to challenge the music scene itself.
This is their battle cry, and, hopefully, it is the first of many. http://hypaethralrecords.bandcamp.com/album/i Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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