Though deeply rooted in the Vitus/Candlemass tradition, Great Coven's brand of doom has a level of malevolence and dread most doomsters lack. The soulcrushing blow of broken dreams and fetid reek of decaying flesh is never far away... they sound DISEASED. That's a compliment.
Contenders to the tragically vacated throne Manilla Road had occupied since time immemorial (likely an impossible task, but fingers crossed). Killer riffs and passionate, barbaric vox put Wrathblade at the top of the "Bands to Watch" list.
Strip away the Chasm's death metal elements, and what you're left with is the sprawling, epic metal grandeur of Acerus. Proves that all things Corchado are built on a solid foundation of classic heavy metal.