Dusted Angel-The Thorn
Dusted Angel are a doom/stoner trio who hail from Santa Cruz. This 7 inch single is their debut. On these three songs they sound like a combination of other bands including Eletric Wizard, High on Fire and Ancestors. The riffs are huge and this band isn't content to just in one gear because they change it up fairly often. The overall sound is a little more upbeat than some other bands playing this style, but it works to their benefit.The approach is actually subtle at times as they slowly wind their way through, but then they will increase the intensity and then bring it back again. This isn't the most involved slab of stoner/doom metal to come down the pike. However they have a fantastic sense of control and that goes a long ways particularly when they wield so many tones and force at their disposal. This year has already been a fine year for this slow and heavy music and now we can add Dusted Angel to that list.