The Hourglass is Atten Ash their first full length, supplying us with a 50 minutes long mixture of Death Metal and Doom Metal. Atten Ash play a rather melodic side of Doom, which I must say I strongly approve of. There is some absolutely beautiful guitarwork on this album. The lyrics were a bit simplistic in my opinion, but the quality of the vocals (both clean and raw), along with the impressive instrumentals guiding them, more than make up for it. An album every fan of Doom will want to give a listen.
[ 91 / 100 ]