ADX – Non Serviam11th July 2016
Savage Master – With Whips and Chains15th July 2016
Label: AFM / Release Date: 27th May 2016
If you attempt to revolve a Doom Metal concept around classical horror stories, like those portrayed in the old black-and-white movies (and even adding a hammond, a type or organ found in said horror movies), then your end result will most likely be something akin to Vampyromorpha – A sound that I am finding a bit difficult to describe, but one that is definitely all its own. While it does have all the hallmarks of a Doom Metal album, it also has a strong Heavy Metal feel to it; As well as a powerful hint of musical whimsey (most likely caused by the hammond). At any rate, the debut album, Fiendish Tales of Doom, created by these two horror-loving Germans might not be exactly what you would expect from a Doom Metal act; But it still clearly belong within this grouping. On top of that, I would consider it a worthy addition, since it is a very decent album. Not at all bad for a first release; And I do enjoy their attention to detail (for a lack of a better description: I suppose it would be more prudent to say that they stick to their concept and ride it all the way). Below can be found the music video for, in my opinion, the best track present on this record: ”Metuschelach Life Cycle”. And, as is evident after watching the video, they strive to even make these fit into their concept, by making them look like snippets from old black-and-white horror movies. A for effort, no doubt about that.