GET YER SOULFUL, BLUESY, PSYCHEDELIC DOOM ON WITH ROYAL THUNDER
Have you guys checked out Royal Thunder yet? On the surface, their bluesy, ’70s-inspired doom metal isn’t anything you haven’t heard before, but vocalist Mlny Parsonz adds the wow factor that makes you pay attention. Her impassioned, soulful bellow adds an extra dimension to these songs that’s evident on record but even more impressive live; she can flat out wail. The rest of the band members certainly aren’t slouches, but let’s be honest, if not for Mlny’s powerful voice this band probably wouldn’t turn any heads.
Check out a stream of “Parsonz Curse” at NPR and “Whispering World” via Rcrdlbl. Royal Thunder’s new album CVI comes out via Relapse on May 22 and can be pre-ordered here. You’ll have an opportunity to catch Royal Thunder live this summer on what I’ve dubbed “The Kickass Tour,” with Valient Thorr, Holy Grail and The Kickass.