Slumber - Fallout (Candlelight) - Back
Are you looking for a nonstop, epic adventure? Well Slumber’s “Fallout” is exactly that, from the first note to the last beat. They formed in 2001, but work as if they have been together for many years. I haven’t been so impressed with a debut since Opeth’s “Orchid.” This CD will get you in a metal trance like state in which you awe at the quality of the composition. The music is written well and uses a mix of doom and melodic death. You can hear elements of many bands while you listen to the beautiful musicscapes. Parts are similar to Katatonia, Amorphis, Opeth, My Dying Bride, Tiamat, and Novembers Doom, and will be very enticing for fans of doom, death and dark metal. It’s like they know exactly what doom and death fans want to hear. Some song structures are very reminiscent of Opeth and Katatonia. The keys are majestic and set a nice ambiance almost to the level of Tiamat’s “Wildhoney.” This is a definite album of the year candidate for me. You couldn’t really ask for anything more. Outstanding production…nothing overshadows the rest of the instruments. I highly recommend this 7-track and 38 minute adventure of the senses. “Fallout” was a pleasure to listen to and review!!

Rating: 96