Tuesday, 19 January 2016

DRAGONS BANE - Servants of the Forsaken Orb



Dan Sanicola - Vocals
Anthony Santiago - Drums
Nick Pugliese - Bass
TJ Trimboli - Lead Guitar
James O'Reilly - Guitar

DRAGONS BANE is from New York and apart from a demo, has released an EP Harbringers of Glory  (2014) and a full length Servants of the Forsaken Orb (2015). On the full length, Dragons Bane has taken a step away from the obvious Sabbath worship ( Listen to the opening bars of 'Apollo's Chariot' from Harbringers of Glory) and settled on a more middle of the road metallic, stoner sound, somewhat reminding me of a mash up between SERPENT THRONE, and THE SWORD. The influence of classic metal bands of the 80's and 90's holds sway over the nine tracks on offer here and gels perfectly with the modern sound, which, incidentally, has been expertly mixed and mastered by Dan Thabet of Liquid studios.

So, nine tracks of rapier like metallic stoner riffage, talking of dragons (of course) priests and heretics. Sounds like the perfect accompaniment on the journey to Valhalla.