Doomriders / Darkness Come Alive
Album: Darkness Come Alive   Collection:General
Artist:Doomriders   Added:Oct 2009
Label:Deathwish, Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-11 Pull Date: 2009-12-13 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 25 Oct 18
Airplays: 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 30, 2010: public noize racket
Crooked Path
4. Dec 05, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Gutted 'gain
Heavy Lies The Crown
2. Jun 09, 2010: public noize racket
Crooked Path
5. Dec 01, 2009: TagLines
Night Beckons, Fade From Black
3. Apr 14, 2010: public noize racket
Heavy Lies The Crown
6. Nov 28, 2009: too heavy for titanium
Fade From Black

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-10-09
Modern Full-Throttle Heavy Rawk & Metal and bits of Hardcore from mebers of Converge & Cave In. Latch on to this if you dig: High On Fire, Big Business & Melvins.

((((1)))) Slow intro,
((((2)))) then big sound, heavy rawk tune with some good bass/drum interplay.
((((3)))) Big strum into thundering metal with some wailin’ with some catchy choruses Not too suprisingly like Converge crossed with High On Fire.
((((((4))))) Huge opening riff, pick slide and just fackin’ RAWWWWK!
(((((5))))) High tone strums, rumbly bass into catchy near poppy hard rawk with a big doomy bit at the end. Like Big Business or later Melvins.
((((6)))) Stretched out slide note for 1:00
(((((7))))) Twangy yet bombastic and anticaptory with a very catchy build up, cyclical riffing, though the Thin Lizzy-ish twin harmonies while good are a little forced.
((((8)))) (FCC “fuckers”, “fucking” 2x both in the first minute) Whole lotta bass, slow, sludgy and mean.
(((9))) So-so, mid-paced heavy rawk/metal, melodic & heavy at the same time but just not too compelling.
((((10)))) Psych guitar interlude.
(((11))) Jud-jud then more jud-jud and pound-pound and comes out like a more rawk version of a Converge tune. Not bad but again, not super-exciting.
(((((12))))) Fast & burly, heavy rawk with big riffs, bass, shouted vocals and twiddlely harmony bits.
(13) Flute interlude? Pointless, maaan!
(((14)) Then straight up musclely rawk. Not bad but too melodic and nearly slick in the chorus. Might be better live, though.
(((((15)))) Fast hardcore with a ton of heavy low end and simple, battering drumming, simple direct chorus. Cool stuff.
(((16))) Short guitar interlude of 25 sec.
((((17)))) (FCC “Fucked” sung once) starts like “South of Heaven”-era Slayer then get more modern heavy rawk/metal/hardcore with the usual nearly hoarse vox, dual guitar attack and the occasional solo/wail

Track Listing
1. Fade From Black   9. The Equalizer
2. Heavy Lies The Crown   10. Night Lurker
3. Bear Witness   11. Jealous God
4. Knife Wound   12. Mercy
5. Come Alive   13. Night Beckons
6. Night Howler   14. Blood Avenger
7. Crooked Path   15. Bloodsuckers
8. Lions   16. -
  17. Rotter