High Roller Records presents Doom Decimation, the latest release from Chilean doom metal act Procession. Now three albums into a career that began in 2006, Procession have taken their Black Sabbath/Candlemass/Saint Vitus influences and forged a sound that is all their own, and Doom Decimation is a powerful statement, littered with classic metal & doom elements that any genre fan will certainly enjoy. The hard chugging gallop of "When Doomdays Has Come" gives way to the majestic dirge of "Lonely Are the Ways of Stranger", the vocals of F. Plaza soaring over some thunderous guitar riffs courtesy of himself and J. Pedersen. One of the heaviest tracks on the album is certainly "Amidst the Bowels of Earth", a headbanging riff-fest that any fan of Candlemass will love, and they amp up the speed for the crushing "All Descending Suns" complete with some intricate drumming from U. Briniusson and plenty of tasty lead guitar. Of course, if you love your doom slow and monolithic, there's "Democide" and "As They Reached the Womb", two slow, ponderous, and brooding numbers, as well as the lengthy closer "One By One They Died", which takes on a more epic & melodic tone.
Doom Decimation is ultimately a very solid doom metal release that shows a band quickly starting to really hit their stride. Chile isn't normally an area of the world that you hear a lot about this style of metal, but Procession are making sure it will be going forward.
- The Warning
- When Doomdays Has Come
- Lonely Are The Ways Of Stranger
- Amidst The Bowels Of Earth
- All Descending Suns
- As They Reached The Womb
- One By One They Died