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Tales From Bandcamp: Pox Americana by Jim Strange with The Proud & The Damned

a0223007492_10Sorry I haven’t done one of these posts in a while.  Time to get back into the Bandcamp swing of things with one hell of a doozy.  Since I came across Pox Americana by Jim Strange with The Proud & The Damned I seriously have not been able to stop listening to it.  Fresh and original are an understatement.  They could be best described as a Gothic Americana Doom Rock band.  There are big fat riffs, a terrific alt-country feel, Opeth-like Gothic atmospheres, and vocals that have slight Count Dracula air to them (Probably best compared to Peter Steele or Glenn Danzig).

If you have an interest in hearing some of the awesome things that can be done within the doom genre, do not hesitate a second to check this album out.  The American roots feel of the music paired with the bombast of metal will suck you right in and that voice will wine, dine, and 69 you.  And for you cheapskates out there, Jim Strange has made the album at no cost to you, so download away, but be sure to show your appreciation by giving them a ‘like’ on their Facebook page or telling all your friends about this über-cool doom band you found and force them to listen to it (violently of course 😉 ).  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!