REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
Having already made an impact locally with a strong live set, Staffordshire metal duo Doomsday Sun have transferred the essence of this into ‘Red Light Fever’, their debut EP.
Consisting of six tracks, the fledgling band employ the use of heavy, progressive guitar riffs and snarling bass lines as bases on which to build up a sound that frequently switches with ease between aggressive and more melodic fare.
Another element that is ever-present throughout this offering is the overall lyrical theme of a bleak, post-apocalyptic future, where society has collapsed, thanks to the greed and arrogance of the wealthy and powerful.
The words are brilliantly delivered by a moody, gravelly vocal delivery from frontman Matt Hudson.
The multi-talented two-piece also find opportunities in which to experiment, with penultimate track ‘Dreamer’, being significantly shorter at around two-and-a-half minutes, and beginning with Matt ranting about the negative aspects of modern life.
If you are looking for something uplifting, then this is definitely not for you, but if you like a moshpit-friendly sound that harks back to legendary metal outfits such as Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, then this EP will be just up your street.
‘Red Light Fever’ represents a solid debut for Doomsday Sun, and I will be watching with much interest to see where they will go from here.
TOP TRACK: ‘Wastelander’