Chuck Schuldiner Project

Monday, March 5, 2018

Eagle Twin - The Thundering Heard

It's been six long years since the last new music from Eagle Twin, one of my favorite bands in the modern doom scene. I've been hungrily anticipating this new release and it has more than lived up to the bands massive reputation. With four tracks sprawling out over the course of just over forty minutes there's a unique sonic journey that you get to take here touching on everything from throat singing to 90s hardcore. Eagle Twin have never sounded bigger, more powerful or more exciting. They have gone above and beyond to unleash The Thundering Heard

The devastating bottom end of this band and the beauty in the sheer simplicity of the arrangements, Eagle Twin is, after all, a two piece, makes The Thundering Heard a fascinating listen. It contains the same sort of sonic triumph that made The Feather Tipped The Serpent's Scale such an important part of my life for so many years. There is something wonderfully organic about the musical approach to The Thundering Heard. It's an album that transcends space and time and which encourages you to really sink your teeth into the many layers of doom metal mastery that have come to define this group over the years. The production too is especially excellent, Andy Patterson, of Subrosa fame, has a deep understanding of the genre and his mix brings a potent majesty to the album. 

Epic in scope and certain to fascinate any listener Eagle Twin have achieved a new level of sludgy devastation. With the stunning ability to borrow from all sides of the genre from the most esoteric to the most base The Thundering Heard showcases a band extremely confident in their place in the world. The everlasting ebb and flow of what Eagle Twin have refined here is delicious. This is an album that begs to be listened too time and time again, because at the end of the day, if it weren't for this, we might as well be dead. 

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