"Graveyard Poetry" CD
Genres: metal, stoner rock, doom rock
PO Box 40322
Albuquerque, NM 87916
Jan 6 - 12 2003
anticipated, Graveyard Poetry is Abdullah's second
album, and it's filled with all the power riffs, axe solos, and
seventies metal vocals you could ever care for. If you're a stoner
rock fan, or just a metal fan for that matter, you will almost
definitely dig this album.
Not only is the songwriting excellent, but the delivery is wicked.
With an intense, ass-kicking sound, the band helps bring back memories
of early Black Sabbath. In all their grandeur, the tunes
absolutely rock you - the blasting, stadium-sized songs jerk you
around unapologetically. The guitars tear you about, the drums beat
you senseless, and the vocals tie it all together.
All the songs are sure to please hard rock fans. "The Whimper
of Whipped Dogs," for example, is a sludgy, doomy track with a
wicked chorus that will make you want to crack open an Ozzy-era
Sabbath album. "Medicine Man," meanwhile, is a
powerful basher with a neat, rolling guitar riff. "They, The
Tyrants," perhaps the album's most impressive track, is a
violent, explosive scorcher with some nice death metal vocals and an
insanely thrashing solo that will pick you up and rocket you into
space. Cowards need not apply.
If you're looking for some neat Sabbath-influenced metal,
you can't go wrong with Abdullah. Though occasional black/death
metal influences may put off some listeners, the album's zest for
melody will keep them coming back.
14 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]