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Band
The Crown
Title
Doomsday King
Type
LP/EP
Company
Century Media
YOR
2010
Style
Death
4/1/2011 - Review by: Eric Compton

The Crown
Doomsday King

Company: Century Media
Release: 2010
Genre: Death
Reviewer: EC

  • Embracing the reunion with zest and renewed confidence



  • Sweden's The Crown are considered mandatory metal in the death mosh, crushing the 90s with "then" classics like "Hell Is Here" and "Eternal Death". I'm not sure if band ever really rose to the top with some of the more notable melodic mainstays like At The Gates and Arch Enemy but they were still in the marathon. Unfortunately that race came to an end in 2004 with the band's surprising break-up. Vocalist Johan Lindstrand wasn't finished with his tirade there, he went on to form the equally crushing One Man Army And The Undead Quartet (really rolls off the tongue) while others went on to Engel and Angel Blake.

    "Doomsday King" comes by way of Century Media and reunites everyone but Lindstrand. This collaboration is fronted by new vocalist Jonas Stalhammar formerly from a half dozen low-tier Swedish acts. The new shouter is right on target with his fury, nailing the masses with a punishing death growl that has enough enunciation to actually make it audible. From lighting quick double-bass tantrums to soaring melody, The Crown make full use of their talent, really embracing the reunion with zest and renewed confidence. This may be equally as good as "Deathrace King" (2000) and the vocals may actually be an improvement. The album was produced by guitarist Tervonen and is certainly efficient in cranking the watts for death-in-stereo. This is a punishing affair and it's great to see these warriors back on the ice. Recommended for fans of old Arch Enemy, Dew Scented and Nightrage.



    • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
      4 :AVE RATING

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    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
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    2018
    Metal Blade
    Eric Compton4/10/2018
    4.5
    Death Is Not Dead
    2015
    Century Media
    Greg Watson1/16/2015
    4
    Doomsday King
    2010
    Century Media
    Eric Compton4/1/2011
    4

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