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The Mighty Nimbus - S/T 2005 Threeman Recordings --Susan Wright

Track Listing
1. Everything I See
2. I'll Never Weep
3. Broken Hoof
4. Drinkin On a Pile of Skulls
5. Fenrir
6. Raising the Mammoth
7. Impose My Will
8. Sacrament of the Sick
9. Eclipse
10. Born Too Late (Bonus)
Doom metal tends to come in three categories: heavy, heavier and MASSIVE!!

I can say with no uncertainty that this debut offering from the Minnesota-based The Mighty Nimbus clicks with that third category. The album is marked by deep, soul-grinding riffage from beginning to end, with only a few moments in between to give the listener a chance to catch their breath. My initial listen put me in mind of bands like Alabama Thunderpussy, Sixty Watt Shaman and The Obsessed. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that TMN is actually made up of members from Alabama Thunderpussy and Sixty Watt Shaman! This album is heavy, without taking on some of the more oppressively heavy, plodding elements that have been associated with Doom, making that particular branch of the metal genre an acquired taste. I dont see fans of other styles of metal or heavy rock having a problem with this, and who knows, this could be the band and the album to push Doom to the forefront of the metal scene.


--Susan 02.18.05

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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Susan Wright2/17/2005


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