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SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

Postby LarryD » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:17 pm

Well, Sorcerer is back with another gloomy, doomy, melodic disc .......yes, with Andy Engberg on vocals. The Great Andy Engberg I might add ........

I've owned one or two Sorcerer discs in my day, and I dismissed them as "ok" doomy metal but nothing special ..........I'm told their last disc " In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross" is excellent, but I only played one or two songs from it and didn't seem it as good as this one .........

"The Crowning of the Fire King" is like a band who is making their last disc .... and they want it to count. They call it "doom metal" but I call it slow, plodding, melodic metal..... it's not as heavy as say Candlemass, and it's not as plodding...... it's more like Black Sabbath / Headless Cross style gloom.........

Here, Andy Engberg says it's time to put up or shut up == and that they do ........check some songs here:

Well - here is the full disc :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNEYyJBDJqI

Check out the title track and following song Unbearable Sorrow ............

It's on Bandcamp here:
https://sorcererdoom.bandcamp.com/album ... -fire-king


Those of you who know Andy best from the legendary Twilight disc, or the Lions Share discs, will find him in top form here, and taking the music to another level.......
Another winner and another entry into the Top 10 list of 2017........

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Re: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

Postby Sir Exar Kun » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:10 pm

I had no idea Engberg was involved here. Definitely interested to hear this.
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Re: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

Postby Nos » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:16 pm

I talked about it on the other boards.

I love this album. I'm not a doom person either, but this isn't really doom in the normal sense. There is definitely that Tony Martin-era Sabbath feel to a lot of it, but I've been calling it 'slow power metal', since that's what it reminds me of. It's heavy without becoming too slow and plodding, the riffs and solos are memorable, and the vocals and melodies are fantastic. The production is great too, so there isn't anything to complain about, aside from maybe being better off without the sound effects. Even that's a minor quibble.

This will absolutely be high on my list of favorites for the year. I'm shocked I'm saying that.

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Re: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

Postby Guillaume » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:44 pm

Nos wrote:I talked about it on the other boards.

I love this album. I'm not a doom person either, but this isn't really doom in the normal sense. There is definitely that Tony Martin-era Sabbath feel to a lot of it, but I've been calling it 'slow power metal', since that's what it reminds me of. It's heavy without becoming too slow and plodding, the riffs and solos are memorable, and the vocals and melodies are fantastic. The production is great too, so there isn't anything to complain about, aside from maybe being better off without the sound effects. Even that's a minor quibble.

This will absolutely be high on my list of favorites for the year. I'm shocked I'm saying that.


I'm also not the biggest doom fan, but Sorcerer is a great band for me. This album is excellent all over, with the godly vocals of the most underrated singer in metal, Mr. Andy Engberg. The Black EP from 2016 and the 2015 album were also very good stuff.
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Postby ToddS » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:36 pm

Not a huge Doom fan here, but I do like a bit of doom when its done this way. Not pure doom, and quite melodic. This is really good.
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Re: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

Postby Sir Exar Kun » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:30 am

Adding to the praise for this album. As everyone keeps saying.... It's doom, but it's.... NOT. Definitely has a few chuggy-chuggy slower sections, but even during those parts Andy's vocals keep it from feeling overly doomy.

What stood out to me as much as Andy's stellar singing were the lead guitar parts..... There were many interesting passages that really popped out, lending it a much more traditional metal vibe..... One solo stuck me as very Alex Skolnick, one was very Marty Friedman..... Just all around a REALLY good, really interesting album that had I not heard about hear I never would have even tried.

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Re: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

Postby LarryD » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:53 pm

Sir Exar Kun wrote:Adding to the praise for this album. As everyone keeps saying.... It's doom, but it's.... NOT. Definitely has a few chuggy-chuggy slower sections, but even during those parts Andy's vocals keep it from feeling overly doomy.

What stood out to me as much as Andy's stellar singing were the lead guitar parts..... There were many interesting passages that really popped out, lending it a much more traditional metal vibe..... One solo stuck me as very Alex Skolnick, one was very Marty Friedman..... Just all around a REALLY good, really interesting album that had I not heard about hear I never would have even tried.

Thanks all!



***Glad to see you're digging this one ...... never heard you talk about it, so I figured it wasn't your thing ......... like you said, it's DOOM, but it's not .......Andy makes it all worthwhile along with the excellent melodic music ..... I don't get fatigued listening to this like I do with average doom ......... I could listen to Andy sing all day, and to me this is one of his finest performances.......

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Re: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

Postby Guillaume » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:28 pm

So glad to see all the love for that Sorcerer disc (which is killer indeed). Including from Glenn. Now, we need them at ProgPower!! :twisted:


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