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PLACE OF SKULLS - THE BLACK IS NEVER FAR - EXILE ON MAINSTREAM   
Place Of Skulls is the band of singer and guitarist Victor Griffin formerly of Pentagram. The musician has both history and pedigree within the doom metal scene, but The Black Is Never Far is more rock than metal and lifeless at that. While there are momentary flourishes of heavy rock and inspired lead guitar bursts occasionally the bulk of the album comes across as listless and uninspired. The music goes nowhere fast (slow?) and, in fact, features some real stinkers that mimic college rock, albeit with a solo here and there. While songs, as a whole, seem thrown together without any real effort, the guitars do rear their head once in a while to say hello and show some flair. Stylistically, there is an echo of doom metal present, but so is rock music and even passages hinting at country. Darkest Hour goes as far as use the main riff off Heaven & Hell photocopied, laminated and delivered. We The Unrighteous is odd lyrically, Changed Heart is another slow song that is only rescued out of its emotionless mire by the solo and Apart From Me sounds downright incoherent. Songs like Lookin’ For A Reason, which arousing and extended like an old '70s tune are harder to come by on the other hand. - Anna Tergel




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