|Review: Doublegeddon - Two Geddons|
Year released: 2018
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: April 18, 2021
Reviewed by: Mjölnir
Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)
Doublegeddon are an alleged duo who put out this two-track demo a few years back with no real fanfare to speak of. I say alleged because there's practically nothing known about the band outside of their ridiculous backstory, which depicts them as ancient Sumerian gods who returned to Earth after 6000 years in the 7th dimension that took up residence in Antarctica and the Moon respectively and formed a fucking Metal band to properly communicate with mortals. For my money, that is the coolest backstory I've ever heard a band give, and that alone was enough for me to check this out to see if they had the music to back it up. As it turns out, they do.
Two Geddons is a brief foray into good old-fashioned Metal of two distinct flavors. The first is pounding Epic Metal in the vein of Atlantean Kodex with the opener "The Firebreathing Giant of the Icy Sea", and the second is the speedy, '80s-styled "Snakepit Skeleton", which is akin to old-school acts like Omen and Oliver Magnum and contains my new favorite incorporation of the term "motherfucker" in a song. Properly pulling both these off requires a feel for big riffs and plenty of attitude, and I can say that these two deliver on both fronts perfectly. The production is understandably rough and a bit echoey, but that really adds to the vintage sound the album is going for, complete with killer guitar work that does big, tolling riffs as well as it does old-school shredding. The vocals are also a real highlight, as they're in a rough, faraway sounding vein that oozes with classic swagger and works with both songs perfectly despite their differing approaches.
I wish I could say more or rate this higher, but there's just not enough material to go off of for me to do that. There's been some murmurs on the band's Twitter about a full-length in the works, and if this is anything to go off of, we need it sooner rather than later. For now, if you want a kick-ass demo that sounds like it could be a long-lost tape from the Golden Age, then Two Geddons is something you will treasure.
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