Review: King Goat – Debt of Aeons

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Label: Aural Music

Long ago, back in the mists of time, a little band called Candlemass released an album called Epicus Doomicus Metallicus. It went on to be pretty influential, and there’s a lot of doom bands out there who sound a bit like Candlemass. Now, King Goat don’t sound like Candlemass; their brand of doom is more expansive and progressive, with open vistas and sights that will sear themselves upon your soul. But what Debt of Aeons has in common with Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is that first word – epic. Debt of Aeons is an album that sounds and feels absolutely massive, as if it were the chronicle of some profound, deeply personal journey. It is heart-wrenching in a way few doom albums are, and is within touching distance of greatness.

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