Doomsayer

by The Scimitar

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Colin M.
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Colin M. Absolutely wicked. Vicious riffing that is ludicrously catchy while remaining barbarically heavy. Favorite track: Crucifer.
Old Man Doom
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Old Man Doom I really enjoyed the riffs from Black Pyramid so when I found out this had the two dudes from BP I downloaded this little gem. Great riffs for when you want to relax with your favorite vice of choice. Favorite track: Void Traveler.
Stuart Leeds
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Stuart Leeds Came across this little gem by chance. Damned glad I did! Excellent stuff!
Some guy
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Some guy Ridiculously catchy without holding back on the heaviness. Tough to pick a favorite song, really, but I think it's gotta be between this one and 'World Unreal'. Favorite track: Void Traveler.
William Crispin
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William Crispin I like everything from Black Pyramid so this seemed necessary and it was. I expect big things from these guys but maybe I am tainted, being from Boston.
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credits

released June 13, 2014

Darryl Shepard - vocals, guitar
David Gein - bass
Brian Banfield - drums

Produced by the Scimitar
Engineered by Glenn Smith
Recorded at Amps vs. Ohms Studio
Mixed by Benny Grotto at Mad Oak
Mastered by Nick Z and Rob Gonnella at New Alliance East
All songs written by the Scimitar, all lyrics by D. Shepard
Except "Metropolis", written by Motorhead (Kilmister, Taylor, Clarke)
Artwork and layout by Liz Walshak
Additional guitar chord on "Crucifer" played by Glenn Smith
Thanks to our friends, families, and bands we've played with

VINYL AVAILABLE FROM HYDRO-PHONIC RECORDS

"Scimitar is the new band starting to cause a major stir within the Doom/Stoner Metal scene with their debut album – Doomsayer. This band features David and Darryl of Black Pyramid fame. Doomsayer is an album built on atmospheric moody riffs to get your heart rate pumping.

First track – The Taker – is the perfect introduction to this great band as it shows the heavy style of doom and gloom based Stoner Metal riffs that ooze class. The clean-based vocals have a slight air of menace to them as it provides a haunting backdrop for the music to slowly entice you with dangerous results.

The album has been on heavy rotation on my MP3 player all week. It is an album that will find many fans within the Doom/Stoner Metal scene. Tracks such as World Unreal, Babylon, and Metropolis have shades of Thin Lizzy and Monster Magnet creeping up here and there. While the vocals become more menacing as the album moves into an uncontrollable and unstoppable frenzy.

Doomsayer, as the title suggests, can be a moody and heavy affair that displays the band's talents at writing an emotionally and action packed tune. However, the band shows their tender acoustic side on slow-paced track – Attrition. It may bring the album's dangerous mood to a shuddering halt but it is great to hear a beautifully played and delicate track played on an album like this. Very unexpected indeed.

However, it is business as usual on Void Traveller – an almost 7 minute epic, which features the band in dark sinister mode with vocals shouted directly at you. The riffs will leave you on a knife’s edge as the band slowly builds the atmosphere for a song you will not get enough of. The bass guitar is the main weapon of choice here as the bassist lays down some heavy-duty bass riffs to show the band who is in charge here.

The Scimitar leaves the best track until last with the majestic almost 9 minute epic – Crucifer. A dark and brooding instrumental track that starts off very slowly before violently exploding into life with the band playing like their lives depended on it. A great way to end this brilliant album.

You seriously all need to check this album out now. Doomsayer is a debut album that does not come along very often but when it does, you simply have to embrace this dark and wonderful musical odyssey. You can buy this now on BandCamp Buy Now Download. Don’t delay. Just download and buy this album now. You won’t regret it.

Amazing. End Of."

- Steve Howe (The Sludgelord)

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The Scimitar Boston, Massachusetts

Darryl Shepard and David Gein of Black Pyramid teamed up with drummer Brian Banfield of Blood Stone Sacrifice to form the Scimitar. "Doomsayer" was recorded in late 2013/early 2014.

Live photo: Chuck Ferreira

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Track Name: The Taker
You take my life
You take me whole
You take it all
I give you nothing

It goes on and on
It goes on and on
It goes on and on
It goes on and on

You take my time
You kill it all
You never stop
I carry on

It goes on and on
It goes on and on
It goes on and on
It goes on and on
Track Name: World Unreal
Believe in nothing, nothing is real
Everything in the world's conspiracy
You're seeing patterns that don't exist
You think that everyone's an enemy

World Unreal
Nothing is true
Your world is unreal to you
World Unreal
They're all after you
The world is unreal to you

It's all connected, the all-seeing eye
Looks down on you from a fake sky
They're coming for you, you better hide
Secret societies surround you

World Unreal
Nothing is true
Your world is unreal to you
World Unreal
They're all after you
The world is unreal to you
Track Name: Metropolis
Metropolis
The worlds collide
Ain't nobody on the other side

I don't care, I don't care

Metropolis
Is something new
Ain't nobody got their eye on you

I don't care, it's nowhere

Metropolis
The worlds collide
Ain't nobody on the other side

I don't care, I'm not there

Written by Motorhead (Kilmister, Taylor, Clarke)
Track Name: Void Traveler
For all of time
This path is mine
From void to void
Through blackened sky
Condemned to fly
Can't stop or die
The void is mine
For all of time

Can't go on
All is wrong
The day is long
When light is gone

Can't die, can't die
All time, all time
This life, this life
Can't die, can't die

Stare into space
Vast empty place
And all the stars
Fall from my face

Can't go on
All is wrong
The night is long
When life is gone

Can't die, can't die
All time, all time
This life, this life
Can't die, can't die

I fly
I fly
I fly
I fly