Black Oath - Ov Qliphoth and Darkness

Black Oath Ov Qliphoth and Darkness cover
Black Oath
Ov Qliphoth and Darkness
I Hate Records
I totally believe that this “trend” with all the doom metal & heavy rock has gone too far. On the one hand it ain’t that hard to play slow tedious and monotonous doom metal… as long as you have “studied” Tony Iommi a lot and steal, of course, his riffs trying to make ‘em your own. You see, then you’ve got a few chances to get praised by the press or even get yourself a few fans! Way to go! Alternatively, this music does not have the space for evolution as everything has been said & done by Sabbath, Candlemass, Trouble and a few others. There’s a reason why some of those bands stopped making music or ceased for a long time period.
It’s really tiring to get a dozen at least, new or not doomsters every month when all they do is “copy-paste” the big bands of the genre. Black Oath is another case which comes from Italy and this is its second release. They play doom metal blah blah blah… so what do you want me to do? As long as Sabbath are here then all these groups must reconsider… especially when releasing their albums at the same time period with Sabbath! Com’ on spare us! If Sabbath’s new album is rated with a 6 or 7 then what must a wannabe Sabbath band or a Sabbath clone get honestly? You tell me… How else can I see it? Ain’t that the case? Black Oath are not in any on the above 2 categories but they do sound like a second rate Sabbath at times. During the past 3 years I’ve listened to more doom metal than I had all the years before… cut it out… you won’t become a rock star nor a significant band whatsoever by stealing Iommi’s riffs! Tony should actually ask for a cut from all those bands that are ripping his riffs every friggin day…