October 2017 Album of the Month – Sorcerer’s The Crowning of the Fire KingFriday, 10th November 2017
Conjuring up the best that epic doom has to offer, Sorcerer seem to be taking advantage of their second chance at making a metal impact. Their latest album The Crowning of the Fire King embraces larger than life, majestic riffs, solid slow tempos, and incredibly soaring, soulful melodies in the vocal department. Proving that even in today’s cynical, social media driven landscape – the art of a full album can still deliver a deeper aural experience from front to back, providing a legacy that won’t soon be forgotten.
An excerpt from Matt Coe’s 9.5/10 review, which posted on October 24, 2017:
Thankfully, founding member Johnny Hagel (most known in Tiamat) and vocalist Anders Engberg felt the Sorcerer book hasn’t been fully written, and here we are for the second full-length. Now comfortable within their own skin (as the current twin guitar team of Kristian Niemann and Peter Hallgren have been together since 2012), the fruits of their labor make The Crowning of the Fire King an immense record that intoxicates, delights, and penetrates in the best manner possible for the body and soul.
Seeing Candlemass be more prolific on the live front versus studio sessions these days, coupled with the disbanding of While Heaven Wept – we should consider ourselves fortunate to have Sorcerer fulfill all the epic doom metal needs the world desires. Bleak, classic, awe-inspiring – no telling where this group will take us next.
Read the entire review HERE.