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Album Review: Draconian – “Sovran”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:58 AM (PST)


Along with Paradise Lost’s fantastic The Plague Within, this has been a victorious year for gloom and doom. Sweden’s veteran beauty and the beast doomers Draconian have made a masterful new record Sovran (pre-order HERE!) that has had fans counting down the days. Pleased to report it should exhalt the group to new heights in the scene, a real modern victory. The My Dying Bride and older Katatonia comparisons might still rear up hear and there, but the band are also their own and deserve a look without comparative filters.

“Heavy Lies The Crown” alone as a single would have critics gushing, myself included. Thankfully we have nine songs nearly as glorious and dark, like spilled wine and hopes running through the fingers and down a pale arm as it drops a glass mixed with poison. No song is below the six minute mark, though each is like a movie unto itself yet adding to this whole experience. “The Marriage of Attaris” has a bold poetic monologue intro before the simply soul stirring voice of Heike Langhans. Heike really asserts herself subtly and beautifully on this record and should be more than embraced by longtime fans at this point. Anders Jacobsson retains a growl that sounds truly fierce and lonely yet strong, while the band’s relentless forward marching doom is as natural as wood rotting in the forest or dark growth and shadow reclaiming a scorched Earth.

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How many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? Unfortunately, with the growth of iTunes and Pandora it seems easier and easier to overlook album cover art in general, but in the world of Heavy Metal we’re here to remind you that the art form is still alive and well!

Each Tuesday we will present to you the best album covers of the week and draw focus into what makes each cover so damn badass. Check out this week’s offering right here and vote on which cover YOU think should win “Cover Art of the Week”! Check it out.

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Music video: Draconian – “The Last Hour of Ancient Sunlight”

Posted by Ehrila on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 9:30 AM (PST)

Swedens gothic doomsters Draconian released a video for the song “The Last Hour of Ancient Sunlight,” taken from their “A Rose For The Apocalypse” album. The album will hit the streets on June 23rd via Napalm Records.

Check out the video here.

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Swedish doom metal band Draconian have one of their tracks, “The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight” from upcoming album “A Rose For The Apocalypse” featured on Napalm Records free sampler, which you can find here.

The sampler also includes tracks from other bands like Alestorm, Leaves’ Eyes and Midnattsol among others.

“A Rose For The Apocalypse” will be released on June 24th via Napalm Records.

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Draconian set release date for new album “A Rose For The Apocalypse”

Posted by Ehrila on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 6:10 PM (PST)

Swedish doom metal band Draconian will release their 5th album “A Rose For The Apocalypse” on Napalm Records June 23rd. More news regarding the artwork and tracklist will soon be released.

This will follow-up their “Turning Season Within” album from 2008.

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