Godthrymm - Reflections CD
GODTHRYMM (UK) - Reflections (2020) (sealed CD copy). The band was formed in 2017 by vocalist/guitarist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride/Vallenfyre/Solstice) and sees the respected UK Metal luminary return to his Doom Metal roots. Creating the music he was known to help forge with Solstice (on the legendary “New Dark Age” album) and especially with the heralded My Dying Bride from the 2000 – 2014 time period.
Further adding to the GODTHRYMM pedigree of Doom, joining Glencross is ex-My Dying Bride/Anathema drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels who, after some slight lineup refining (following the band’s “A Grand Reclamation” debut EP), became the core of GODTHRYMM with Glengross as the two would end up recording the colossal GODTHRYMM debut album “Reflections” (the duo would add bassist Bob Crolla following the recording of “Reflections” making GODTHRYMM a true power trio of Doom).
With their debut full-length album “Reflections”, GODTHRYMM have unleashed a colossal slab of heavy, mournful, yet pounding traditional Doom that harks back to the classic era of ‘90s UK Doom/Peaceville Records. A massive step up from the debut EP, “Reflections” is the result of Glencross taking GODTHRYMM further into the realm of Doom into more darker, melancholic, and towering realms.
Through Glencross’ soaring passionate vocals complimenting his powerful riffs along with Steels’ thunderous percussion giving the GODTHRYMM rhythm section that massive glorious tone, “Reflections” is a testament to the glory days of UK Doom while making its statement as a new force of modern day Doom Metal to behold. This album took the #1 spot on Mark Hunter's Top 40 Albums of 2020 list. **originally published on profoundlorerecords.merchtable.com** Profound Lore Records – PFL-236