Orange Goblin are a band from England that plays a stoner from of metal and this is a review of their 2007 album "healing Through Fire" which will be re-issued by Candlelight Records in the year of 2014.
Thunder sounds start off the album before the music goes into a heavy stoner rock/metal direction along with a good amount of melody and clean singing vocals and the albums has a retro feeling throughout the tracks along with the heaviness of doom metal and the catchy structures of 90's alternative metal.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the guitar leads bringing in a great amount of classic rock influences and the band also brings in a psychedelic vibe at times and some of the tracks also bring in the energy of punk rock as well as adding in traces of proto metal and blues rock.
In certain sections of the recording the vocals start utilizing more aggressive elements and spoken word parts while always keeping the melodic singing as the main focal point and when acoustic guitars are brought in briefly they bring a 60's folk rock feeling to t he recording before the band returns back to a heavier direction on the following songs which also sees the band adding in small amounts of hardcore elements with their retro, stoner metal sound and the also bring in a brief use of guitar slides and harmonicas along with a song that is very long and epic in length and the last 2 songs are 2 bonus live tracks that where not included on the original version of the album.
Orange Goblin remained true to their stoner metal sound on this recording mixing in a retro vibe with a great amount of heaviness and melody, the production is very professional sounding while the lyrics cover drugs, space, travel and relationships.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Orange Goblin and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Ballad Of Solomon Eagle" "Cities Of Frost" "Mort Lake (Dead Water)" and "Beginners Guide To Suicide". 8 out of 10.