Mausoleum / Mausoleum (Demo)
Album: Mausoleum (Demo)   Collection:General
Artist:Mausoleum   Added:Feb 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-02-20 Pull Date: 2011-04-24 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Apr 10 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27
Airplays: 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 21, 2012: Catharsis
World On Thin Ice
4. Jun 10, 2011: Songs; Cannibal?
Scream Of Consciousness
2. Nov 12, 2011: Songs: Cantan with others
World On Thin Ice
5. Jun 04, 2011: Overkill Radio: Farewell for now, bubble!
World On Thin Ice
3. Aug 29, 2011: couchsurfing
Scream Of Consciousness
6. May 15, 2011: zoos yowks visits stanfowds
Mere Footsteps (Nazca)

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2011-02-20
Heavy rockin’ mix of Doom Metal, 70’s inspired Hard Rock & odd bits of jazzy, 60’s-early/70’s style rock jams. The band features KZSU’s own DJ Cannibal on guitar plus vocals on #1, #3 & #5 (who strangely enough sounds like a metalized D. Boon of the Minutemen crossed with Magnus Pelander from Witchcraft). Seems to mix stuff like Pentagram (US), Sir Lord Baltimore. Their bassist, who has higher, albeit not all together but still interesting voice, sings on #2 & #4. Off to a good start.

((((1)))) Straight up 70’s heavy boogie into raw crushing Doom with more 70’s-80’s underground spirit ‘ala (but not necessarily sounding like) Cirith Ungol with an off center funky/jazzy jam part that is a little TOO misplaced albeit well played
((((2)))) Pentagram/Sleep kinda riffs. Weird vocal and standard D.C. area Sabbath worship. Oddly the spoken part = wrestler Rob Van Damn’s voice?
((((((3)))))) Big doomy riff with that classic Iomni-ish vibrato with good bass & drum work in the middle albeit kinda loose. Reminds me a lot of a heavier version of the Swedish band, Witchcraft and maybe Death SS.
(((((4))))) Riff that recalls Maiden’s “2 Minutes to Midnight/Venom’s “Welcome to Hell” (and so on). Again weird vocals from Basil the bassist but its spirited, basic drumming but pretty catchy plus a good use of flanger.
((((5))))) Epic, true/traditional Doom Metal with a bit of 70’s Heavy Rock/Proto-Metal guitar solos and drum bashing then a strange jazzy jam that’s pretty out of place (that is it has no easy transition) but comes back doomwards. Odd but interesting.

Track Listing
1. World On Thin Ice   3. Scream Of Consciousness
2. Mausoleum   4. Enchanted Forest
  5. Mere Footsteps (Nazca)