Methodically pummeling you with a viscous vibe that simply will not die, this is doom and gloom at its best.

I’ve been a fan of the Pale Horseman for a few years now. They first caught my attention back in 2014 when I saw them open for The Skull at Reggies (2015 S. State Street Chicago, IL). Their doom eats death sound really resonated well with me. Last year I reviewed the split offering they did with another great doom metal act called The Mound Builders.

The Horseman song “Long Way Down” got stuck in my head something fierce and it took several weeks of nonstop listening to exorcise it. In my mind, the song has massive replay ability and I could not wait to hear a full-length follow-up.

The Fourth Seal has exceeded my expectations. A punishing release with power cords strong enough to open the gates of hell. Methodically pummeling you with a viscous vibe that simply will not die, this is doom and gloom at its best.

As great as the music of the Horseman is, I believe the lyrics are what will keep them around. Imagery forecast and warnings spread with an appeal that is as memorable as it is thought provoking. Highlight tracks for me are: “Final War”, “Witches Will Gather”, “Gnashing of Teeth”, “Pale Rider” and “Phantasmal Voice”.

If you are into things all death and doom, let the Pale Horseman be the warning sign for you. The fourth seal has been broken and it’s time to unleash a new form of metal upon this wretched Earth! \m/

Pale Horseman are:

Eric Ondo – Guitars, Vocals
 Rich Cygan – Bass
Andre Almaraz – Guitars, Vocals
Jason Schryver – Drums

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