The Alunah reach us from England, specifically the Birmingham-Coventry axis and released their first full-length through Catacomb Records. Comprising nine tracks, all anchored on a stoner/doom metal, but incorporates into their sound, with some frequency, elements associated with psychedelia and injects them with a good dose of groove.
So far, the band`s route of Sophie Willet, Dave, Gaz and Jake has been no major surprises, with an increasing exposure through releases – a demo, an EP and a split with Queen Elephantine -, they have been garnering increased visibility making known their compositions to a greater number of people and arousing the interest due.
"Call Of Avernus", calling to the underworld, to Hades, shows us not a band to fall for these depths, but something already well established and cohesive, with definite ideas about the sound they want to achieve - after all, what are the demos, in addition to business cards?. Starting with two themes that are approaching the mid-tempo rhythm, giving the impression that Alunah left behind the very slow tunes from the EP "Fall To Earth", the album goes into a tune more familiar from the song "Song Of The Sun "- obvious single, if there was! -, which notes exploring new musical paths, leaving the voice of Sophie flow, with more or less effect, but that mark these issues with her particular timbre, which otherwise would make things a little more banal - not mean weak or poorly executed, I mean! There is room here for almost everything: more time to tear, others more restrained, some experimentalism that intersects with monolithic riffs that lead to solos firmly in place - where the wah-wah ends up as well ... at long last, as varied as possible, the leagues to be monotonous or boring.
With "Call Of Avernus," the range of choices has widened, giving more space for the band evolve and give more dimension to his songs. Anyone who follows the project from "Crystal Voyage," will recognize the process of maturation of this quartet and 50 minutes they show us a meritorious work, but no big news in the spectrum stoner / doom, that worth the whole and it grows every hearing . Not a fun job, but ensures your time. (13.2/20)