Doomdogs - Unleash The Truth CD
Swedish doomsters Doomdogs are a reflection of all the most likeable aspects of doom/stoner metal on their second full-length, "Unleash the Truth", with gruff vocalist Tomas Eriksson (ex-Grotesque) wailing atop a collection of bass-heavy groovy songs which recall the likes of Orange Goblin, Black Sabbath, Big Game Hunt and Crowbar
The chilled stoner vibe of "The Annie-Christ" is what separates Doomdogs from the more negatively-minded doom cousins of theirs.
A pub atmosphere abounds on "Unleash the Truth", from the warm and heavy production job, soaked in an analogue heart of old, to the simple yet effective riffing of guitarist Christian Cuñat.
By no stretch a scene-leader, "Unleash the Truth" is still a proficient and interesting enough album to warrant Doomdogs support-status for bigger acts whom are of clear inspiration to these guys. Just a bit more focus on a personal identity could see them rise up to the next level, but then perhaps that was never a burning desire for a band so clearly named in thrall and worship to the genre from where they came…