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Thunderclap - Inebriocean

by Craig Rider at 16 May 2019, 2:10 PM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: THUNDERCLAP; signed via Financial Ruin Records, hailing from the United States of America - performing Doom/Sludge Metal, on their debut album entitled: "Inebriocean" (released March 29th, 2019).

Since formation in 2012; the quintet in question have an EP entitled: "The Moon Leads" (released on May 20th, 2014), and this here debut album entitled: "Inebriocean". 7 tracks ranging at around 33:11; THUNDERCLAP arrange an intricately designed formula of Doom/Sludge Metal amalgamations, the "Intro" begins the record…conveying an atmospheric introduction of aquatic ambience - until the titiular track submerges a well-known guitar note from BLACK SABBATH's first titular song. Demonstrating amplified adrenaline; electrifying energy, and a blistering barrage of flamboyantly frenzied composing finesse. Creatively detailing immersive dynamics; culminated into constructively distinguishable soundscapes, solid slabs of mid-tempo technicalities that transistions an organic substance of primitively progressive perseverence.

Consisting of Todd Rockhill on guitars/vocals/bass/piano the frontman delivers a concretely gritty flair of consistently raw ramifications, showcasing riveting riffs and solos that roar with thunderously quintessential skill. "Low End" embellishes on experimental diligence; fluidly polished persistency, manifested with prodegiously wonderous swerve and sophistication. Seamlessly revolved with sonic stability; supplying uniquely vehement ultilizations of variety, stomping slams from drumming powerhouse Danny Welsh…forging crunchy craftsmanship of profusely robust thumps and technique. "Capsized" contrasts with more meticulous orchestrations; transistioning synthesized melodies to groovy harmonies, excelled with complexly dextrous executions…efficiently captivated with sludgy remedies that pound with doomy domination.

"47" inflicts inventive juxtapositions of rapidly swift nimbleness; subjugating high-pitched haste, catchy elements implementing jumpy pursuits of sludgy-esquire distortion…exercising a grandiose grandure of chugging gallops, converged into fulfilling enlightenments of elegantly crushing exquisity. Ale Gasso also on the vocals/guitar assists in audible; battering bolts of hammering fabrications, jolting prominent yet precise slabs of pummeling magnetism. "Black Crow Horizon" injects infectiously rhythmic songwriting memorability; portraying stunning lungs of efficacious effect, and a fasinating knack of virtuosity that rips with soaring solace & subtlety. Fusing flourishing pianist segments; meaty hooks, adroit attributes & assorted immersion for an intense yet calming experience.

Overall concluding "Inebriocean" with the finale track: "Breach"; I am compelled to say that THUNDERCLAP certainly outdone themselves with this one, it has opened my mind to discover more Doom/Sludge as the borderline foundation here fuelled heavy hymns with relaxing melancholy & persistent punchlines which shined with remarkable talent - worth the time.

Songwriting: 8
Memorability: 7
Originality: 8
Sound Production: 7

4 Star Rating

1. Intro
2. Inebriocean
3. Low End
4. Capsized
5. 47
6. Black Crow Horizon
7. Breach
Todd Rockhill - Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Piano
Danny Welsh - Drums
Ale Gasso - Vocals, Guitar
Record Label: Financial Ruin


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