Category: The Rising

The Rising – To Solemn Ash

ARTIST: The Rising                                         mi0003239750

TITLE:  To Solemn Ash

YEAR RELEASED: 2011

CHART ACTION: Nope

SINGLES: Nada

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Nej

LINEUP: Henrik Hald, Jacob Johansen, Jacob Krogholt

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Danish trio makes straight forward sludgy metal, which is a good thing.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: You never know what you’ll find by reading music columns and notes in several magazines and websites. Somehow I heard about this Danish trio’s album and put it on a list. Finally, I heard it. Yeah, it belonged on my list.

They have an old school vibe, or an early career Mastodon at the least. Definitely not a death growl, but regular ol’ riffs and solos and a vocalist who is gruff and growly but not guttural.

All in all, a good, solid, intriguing metal album from Denmark. Ja!

NOTES & MINUTIAE: Jacob Johansen replaced the original drummer right before this recording.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No

GRADE: B: Not world changing, but a solid metal album from Danish newcomers.