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THE ELDRITCH DARK

Blood Ceremony

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Warthur
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4 stars Blood Ceremony work further to establish a unique identity for themselves on The Eldritch Dark. Whilst still showing a doom metal influence, the overt borrowing from Black Sabbath is dialled back considerably here in favour of more varied borrowings from classic-era proto-prog, early metal and heavy psych bands. You can imagine Blood Ceremony opening for Vanilla Fudge or Deep Purple, especially with Alia O'Brien's three-pronged attack on vocals, flute and organ enhancing the group's sound. Once again managing to recapture the spirit of Coven or Black Widow without succumbing to mere nostalgia-peddling, Blood Ceremony might be one of the most consistently interesting acts in the witch rock scene they've come to popularise.

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Send comments to Warthur (BETA) | Report this review (#1039714)
Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Review Permalink
4 stars I am surprised at the relative neglect of Blood Ceremony by my fellow reviewers here at Prog Archives. I'm glad that Warthur, one of my favorite reviewers, has given Blood Ceremony the attention they deserve. They're more progressive and better qualified for a spot here at the Archives than some other bands. However, that's a discussion for the forums, not for the reviews section of Prog Archives.

Perhaps the reason is because Blood Ceremony's music isn't extremely complex. Their "Black Sabbath sung by Grace Slick with added flute" sound also hasn't changed drastically over 3 albums. There is some progress on The Eldritch Dark. It's nice to hear Sean Kennedy's very listenable voice on one of the tracks. It sounds like there is some good viola or cello playing on "Ballad of the Weird Sisters". It could be a keyboard, but it sounds a whole lot like a string instrument. In fact, "Ballad of the Weird Sisters" and "The Magician" are my favorite songs on the album. However, I enjoy everything on The Eldrich Dark; it's an excellent addition to Blood Ceremony's discography.

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Send comments to thwok (BETA) | Report this review (#1285684)
Posted Monday, September 29, 2014 | Review Permalink

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