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Altar of Betelgeuze from Finland are onto something special. Not content with playing either doom or death metal, the band merge influences from both realms so to speak and create a seamless sound where clean singing and growls both have a place. Essentially Altar of Betelgeuze play stoner doom but with the heaviness and relative structuring of death metal. Long, winding songs that are at once emotive and crushing enthrall the listener for extended periods of time, while you are left wondering about suitable parallels for this unique band. ‘Among the Ruins’ is a definitive present-day album, when it’s no longer about mimicking your idols but taking the sound forward in a logical, sincere manner.

 

 

METAL SUCKS VIDEO PREMIERE –
www.metalsucks.net/2017/02/21/exclusive-track-premiere-altar-of-betelgeuze-among-the-ruins/

METAL INJECTION PREMIERE –
www.metalinjection.net/av/song-premiere/altar-of-betelgeuze-welcome-the-new-dawn-with-a-deadly-and-hazy-new-song

CVLT NATION PREMIERE –
www.cvltnation.com/premiere-streaming-altar-betelgeuze-no-return/

NO CLEAN SINGING PREMIERE –
www.nocleansinging.com/2016/12/19/an-ncs-premiere-altar-of-betelgeuze-among-the-ruins/

WORLDWIDE PRESS –

– “the most impressive aspect of this band is their progression: it’s
logical” – METAL SUCKS (US)

– “an early contender for my year-end list” – METAL-RULES (CANADA) 4.5/5

– “a cohesive exercise in genre fusion” – METAL INJECTION (US)

– “a very enjoyable album” – METAL STORM (US) STAFF PICK

– “creates an impressive and unique sound” – THE PIT OF THE DAMNED (Italy)

– “a well-written, well-thought-out and original album” – MERCHANTS OF AIR (Belgium)

– “your ticket to Hades” – DEADLY STORM (Czech Republic)

– “magnificent” – METAL NA LATA (Spain) 9/10

– “weaves a deep and lasting spell” – NO CLEAN SINGING (US)

– “Among the Ruins will be in the top ten Stoner/Doom Metal albums of 2017” – MOSHPITNATION (US) 4/5

– “this has been quite an eye opener – jaw dropper!” – RAMZINE (UK) 4/5

– “one can hear that distinguishing factor” – THE OBELISK (US)

– “massive release” – WORSHIP METAL (UK)

– “Highly recommended” – WONDERBOX METAL (UK)

– “well thought-out and structured” – FRANCONIA METALLUM (GERMANY)

– “reach the event horizon” – KALLE ROCK (GERMANY)