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What is striking is how accomplished the band have become in such a short space of time.

This is the second release from Greek Rockers Doomocracy, their previous record 'The End Is Written' being something of a minor classic in Doom circles when released in 2012. What is striking is how accomplished the band have become in such a short space of time, having employed Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Crimson Glory) for the mix and mastering, it has given the band a polished and powerful sound.

'Ghosts Of The Past' has a truly epic feel to it, with singer Michael Stavrakakis' vocals propelling the song along magnificently as the guitars grind along seductively. The influence of Candlemass is all over 'Lucid Plains Of Ra' with an emphasis on "majesty" in the lyrics and delivery. The guitar leads here bring to mind 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' period Iron Maiden.

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The band really taps into the Doom genre again during 'One With Pain', an epic tale that weighs in at nearly nine minutes. The riffs run like a stampede of horses, while the vocals lurch from stratospheric to foreboding as each part of the song unfolds. The title track is a mass of ruthless but slow guitar riffs that dig deep into the bowels of the horny-one's heart. The vocals fire off like a banshee cry before the verse lyrics ignite the song.

Doomocracy are to be applauded for ignoring the more predictable Black Sabbath-inspired Doom Rock influences, opting instead to forge ahead with their own vision.

Ray Paul

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