‘Effigies of Evil’ is Hooded Menace’s debut release on Relapse Records. The Finnish Doom/Death duo plays down-tuned guitars so heavily dark and at times so slow, that you can almost feel how they drag along dark damp dungeon floors. This is mixed together with melodic riffs and supported by the brutal guttural saliva drenched vocal. It all just comes together in a really enjoyable album. I hear clear references to old Paradise Lost, Candlemass and Cathedral, so if you like any of those I think you will like Hooded Menace.
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