Bretwaldas of Heathen Doom are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of stoner, doom, black metal and crust and this is a review of their 2010 album "Seven Bloody Ramparts" which was re-issued on cassette by Caligari Records.
A very dark black metal sound starts off the album before going into more of a crust direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the music also incorporates a decent amount of melody and after awhile the music starts bringing in more of a doom metal style along with some vocals that are both aggressive and melodic at the same time.
When solos and leads are utilized they are very melodic and in some of the songs a small amount of acoustic guitars are utilized and there are also a couple of tracks that are long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow and mid paced parts and the songs bring in a lot of 80's metal and punk elements but done in more of a modern day fashion.
Bretwaldas Of Heathen Doom plays a style that is a little bit more closer to old school crust and doom and they update the music by mixing in elements of black metal and stoner metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very powerful yet raw at the same time while the lyrics cover Heathenism and Old English Forests.
In my opinion Bretwaldas Of Heathen Doom are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, doom, black metal and crust and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Raising The Wind" "Flight of Curse" and "Smite". 8 out of 10.