Invocation Of Doom etched MLP w/download (LUNGS-151) After a scorching demo in 2018, Singapore's DOLDREY have seen fit to unleash a hellish alchemical concoction of scraping hardcore and HM2 death metal riffs over a whiplash of pogoed out D-beats. Imagine CARNAGE covering S.H.I.T./ZOUO songs with the creepy crawl parts from HOAX or DARKTHRONE's slower tunes. Suffice it to say that it is hard punk for metalers AND street tough metal for punks. Classic styles combined to make modern sounds. Sick. 500 copies on black vinyl with an etched B-side housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with insert and download card included. Recorded by Izzad Radzali Shah. Mastered at Mammoth Sound. Art by Necrofrost.
Our take: Five tracks of brutal, grimy death metal-infused hardcore (or is it the other way around?) from this band out of Singapore. Particularly during their churning mid-paced parts, Doldrey reminds me of Innumerable Forms; I guess it makes sense that Doldrey would catch Jensen from Iron Lung’s ear, since he plays guitar in Innumerable Forms. While Doldrey has all the heaviness that you want from a death metal band, their mosh-able rhythms and economical compositions (only two tracks break the 3-minute mark) are tailor made for an attention span shaped by hardcore. Like everything on Iron Lung, Invocation of Doom is worth hearing, but I’d be sure to check it out if you’re a fan of classic death metal.