Northern Crown has sharpened their self-titled second full-length record, combining more dirty rock organ and chunky guitar riffs with their trademark doom-isms. Following up on their debut album “The Others,” their self-titled sophomore release maintains the smoke and mirrors of the first EP “In The Hands of The Betrayer” but leans more in the direction of the first record and the band’s oldest rock influences — DIO, Rainbow, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath.
The new self-titled record also introduces a lineup change, with vocalist and guitarist Frank Serafine handling drums. Weaponlord’s mighty Leona Hayward returns on bass, backing Zachary Randall‘s guitar alchemy and harsh vocals. Solos from Nightfall/Dark Hound lead shred-monster Evan Hensley punctuate the record.
Northern Crown‘s Zachary ( guitar, keys, vocals ) and Frank (vocals, guitar, drums ) host this week’s Guest DJ Show. Check it out!
While you wait check out the video for “Surreality” off the 2016 “The Others” record: