Druid Lord – Baron Blood 7″
Dedicated to cult horror movie director Mario Bava and enlighted (or should we say darkened?) by Eric Rot’s intensely morbid artwork, those two tracks, by far the slowest they’ve ever made, see for the first time the band switching totally to doom mood. With swirls of an agonizing organ in the background and pounding tempos only, ‘Baron Blood’ and especially ‘Monarch Macabre’ take their BLACK SABBATH/CELTIC FROST inspired sound to new depths of heaviness. While the band is now hard at work on their second full-length, this skilfully mastered by Patrick Bruss (CRYPTICUS) EP is a good reminder that in 2013, not everyone is dead and rotting in Florida… All hail DRUID LORD!