Song of the Week: Desolate Pathway – Purgatory

Desolate PathwayThe gigantic and lasting influence of Black Sabbath continues to ripple through the metal ocean more than four decades after Sabbath pretty much invented doom metal. For anyone who loves the old doom, as I do, it’s hugely gratifying that good new bands adopt and adapt that style of metal and integrate it into 21st century metal.

Desolate Pathway, from London in some place called England, is a new band. Their debut album, “Valley of the King”, is set for release in October. The band members themselves aren’t exactly brand-new, though. They include seasoned musicians who’ve been active since the Universe shook to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and the continually evolving doom metal of the 1980s.

Desolate Pathway’s lineup consists of Simon Stanton (vocals), Vince Hempstead (guitars), Jim Rumsey (bass) and Mags (drums). Here’s a taste of what they’ll be delivering on “Valley of the King”.



About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on September 3, 2014, in Song of the Week and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The growls came a bit surprising, good final solo. Nice song! I will check it out.

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