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Demon Lung Combat A Dracula

  • Axl Rosenberg

Demon Lung - A Dracula

Despite arriving with a glowing endorsement from MS senior editor Anso DF, I never really got into Demon Lung’s 2013 release, The Hundredth Name.  But their new album, A Dracula, is making me more excited than a teenage girl on line for the new Twilight movie.

The Las Vegas doom outfit got my attention the moment they announced that the record is “loosely based on Juan López Moctezuma’s 1977 horror film, Alucarda, in which two teenage orphan girls living in a Catholic convent unleash a demonic force and ultimately become possessed by Satan”… because I love horror movies, I love foreign horror movies, I love weird foreign horror movies from the 70s, and I had never heard of Alucarda. In fact, I had a helluva time finding a way to watch the damned thing — eventually, I had to resort to a YouTube bootleg, which, y’know, sucks. But it was worth seeking out, because, as expected, it is weird as fuck.

Of course, having an interesting source of inspiration wouldn’t mean diddly squat if A Dracula weren’t actually good — which it is! It actually sounds a little bit sharper/less sludgy than your average doom album… but all the better to hear the tasty riffs and Shanda Fredrick’s ghostly vocals, right? As is befitting a band from the Southwest, the music has a hint of Southern rock to it, right, which gives it just enough of its own flavor to set A Dracula apart from the doom pack.

But as a great man once said: don’t take my word for it! Stream A Dracula below, courtesy of Revolver. It comes out June 29 on Candlelight. WARNING: MetalSucks is not responsible if the album leads to possession of your soul by Satan!!!

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