GODHUNTER: Codex Narco: CS

There is something in Godhunter I like and something I don’t care for at all. The riffs and rhythm section are heavy as a bag of rocks tied to your ankle, pulling you under water, but the dueling vocals—one part silky smooth, one part guttural growls—are a doom metal trope that I have never been crazy about. The song content, telling of ghosts and witches, and haunted, dead worlds keep me replaying the songs for the sake of the review but—for reasons I can’t quite put my finger on—I will likely pass on this band in the future for other similar, more enjoyable, albums. –Jon Mule (Baby Tooth, babytoothtuscon.bandcamp.com)