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Fiery Moldovan Doom Metal instrumentals with Dunai’s ‘’HoriSION’’ single

All the way from Chisinau in Moldova, ‘Dunai’ makes powerfully raw cinematic metal with all forces combined to push out this electric energy. This will definitely scare the neighbors.

A relatively new band after only being formed in December, this band with no vocalist has a heavy style that is full throttle. Influenced by Leprous, Yearning, Tesseract, Haken and Anathema, ‘Dunai’ certainly pushes the boundaries of sound while on stage.

This music might not be for everyone but Doom Metal fans will definitely love it and play this as loud as possible. I would love to hear them with a vocalist but perhaps they would rather avoid that drama and just smash it out on stage without. Fair enough, everyone knows the drummer is the main person in the band anyway. 

Fire up those speakers with Doom Metal from Moldova here.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dread Utopia – Test of Wills: Doom Metal That Won’t Give You the Fear

Test of Wills (Instrumental Demo) by Dread Utopia

Is there any better name for a doom metal band than Dread Utopia? Probably not. As impressive as their wit is when it comes to word play, their latest demo Test of Wills is infinitely more captivating. In fact, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that Test of Wills was captivatingly filthy.

The instrumental track didn’t need vocals, the instrumentals carried so much momentum and energy alone, there was little room for lyrical offering. As much as I adore the atypical, sludgy Heavy Metal vocals the guitar-driven riffs spoke volumes as they fluidly went about their thrashing chord progressions around the concordantly rhythmic drum rols.

I have no doubt that Dread Utopia can become the Doom Metal band to shape the current scene considering the band are formed by a raucously elemental collective of Virginia, US based instrumental deities. Head on over to BandCamp where you can stream and download Dread Utopia’s instrumental demo Test of Wills now. Give them a like on Facebook to keep up to date with all of their latest releases and tour dates.

Review by Amelia Vandergast