Are you a man who knocks

At the doorways of the Earth?

Following a now sold-out 2020 promo, Denver/Salem avant-black metal trio Doldrum return with a further foray into the strange, the folkloric, and the terrifying. Titled The Knocking, Or The Story of the Sound that Preceded Their Disappearance, Doldrum's debut full-length record follows the tale of a mysterious disappearance and the folk-horror happenings which lead up to it. With its powerful opener, "The Knocking," this rerecording of their demo opener (companion song "The Visitor" also makes an appearance as the band cycles through the concept), shows a sharper, grittier approach when compared to the demo's uncanny, clean tones. Vocalist Rat Deveaux is all the more incensed now, with gruffer voice sounds pairing with his now signature wail (which can also be heard in Gallows), which counterpoints against Jimmy Oh-my-Back and The Terrific Don McKinnon's locked, bizarre grooves. Following a path tread by the few, Doldrum's homage to avant-black metal's past is a distinct departure from worship. The Knocking… is even more proof that Doldrum are onto their own sound and specific vibe. Listen to the rerecorded "The Knocking" below.



The Knocking, Or The Story of the Sound that Preceded Their Disappearance releases May 27th on Katafalque.

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