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Review: Stygian Crown - Funeral for a King
Stygian Crown
Funeral for a King

Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Year released: 2024
Duration: 43:41
Tracks: 9
Genre: Doom Metal


Review online: January 12, 2024
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 4.38/5 (87.5%) (8 Votes)

Second album for Stygian Crown, a band that is doing a good job of carrying on that US Doom sound in the tradition of Morgion and Keen of the Crow—no shock as drummer Rhett Davis played in both those bands, and here the riff style and mood shows the influence so clearly. The riffs are crushing, the atmosphere is dark and inimical, and the production is thick and heavy. Last time out the drums were a bit mushy-sounding, but not here. Singer Melissa Pinion is still using the darker, deeper end of her voice, and while she has a lot of power, she could open up her range to add more dynamic to these songs. The vocal melodies are also not as good as they could be and don't really add to the compositions. This is a good follow-up, but overall it's not as good as their debut.

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