Crowned In Earth
Crowned In Earth is essentially a one-man project led by Englishman
Kevin Lawry, who's made the rounds with some other bands over the years
but decided to form his own doom group.
He brought in drummer Darin McCloskey
to lay down drum tracks, and playing the rest of the instruments himeself,
produced a debut album Visions Of The Haunted
in 2010 on the
Four of the five songs are at least seven minutes long and are of the
traditional doom variety, bringing to mind bands such as
with an occasional touch of church organs
lending a slight funeral doom influence,
though this band really doesn't go in that direction
(the fifth song, "Downward Spiral", is shorter and a bit more up-tempo,
but doesn't sound out of place here).
Lawry's vocals are capable yet understated --
he doesn't try to do too much, but his style is along the lines of the
aforementioned bands and thus fit in just fine.
A fine effort in the classic doom field.
(Pale Divine, )
Visions Of The Haunted
- The Sun Never Stays
- The Voice That Controls
- Downward Spiral
- Miles I Walk
- Kevin Lawry
- Darin McCloskey