Saviours
Warship Level Plane http://www.tinymixtapes.comsites/default/files/arton825_0.jpg

[Level Plane; 2005]

Rating: 1.5/5 1.5 / 5 (0)

Styles: Sabbath-tribute gloom and doom
Others: Doomriders, Ninja Gun, Coliseum


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A label responsible for a great deal of quality albums over the years, Level Plane's releases of late have been quite unsatisfying. To this (hopefully) anything-but-snarky reviewer, the new Mikoto is contrived and boring, A Day In Black And White's latest is a step down from an amazing debut, and, to top it off, Saviours' Warship is just not up to snuff. It's not that the Warship EP doesn't fire its cannons or instill fear in the enemy; the main flub here is the feeling Saviours are simply going through the motions, turning their oars decently enough but failing to put their backs into it for that extra, gut-busting 'oomph' we've all come to expect from hardcore/metal, et al. We want to be sucker-punched by sudden changes in tempo, we wish to be blindsided by vitriolic vocals, we fucking love to be clocked by flashes of as-yet-unheard-of drum fills; but Warship sinks under its limits -- too standard to warrant attention, and too bland to be considered a winning entry in a thriving doom market full of both sloth-core crawlers and heavy-handed brawlers. Setting the temporary go-to glow of "Satanic Scriptures" aside, Saviours' Warship does very little to further the influences it pulls from, coming off like a half-assed snag of up-tempo Cathedral, rote, phoned-in vocals with little pitch to speak of, and an all-too-predictable whisk of Black Sabbath riffage.

1. Circle Of Servants' Bodies
2. Satanic Scriptures
3. Christ Hunt
{ 1. Circle Of Servants' Bodies
2. Satanic Scriptures
3. Christ Hunt