Magnificent doom metal band Warning is one of the greatest acts of the genre, bringing with them long and strong emotional tracks filled with sadness and despair. If you had read my review on the band 40 Watt Sun, you would have a pretty good idea of what you are getting into. Watching From A Distance is the 2nd and final full length album from the band, released in 2006. The five tracks contained within are superb. Vocalist Patrick Walker has an amazing, emotional voice that really draws the listener in and puts upon them the utter hopelessness felt in his voice. The songs all have a very similar vibe, with very slow doom metal that pounds and plods forth, bringing with it dreariness and despair. Song style is typical doom metal flare, with very repetitive nature and long track times. The vocals are what really brings it together, which Walker’s style is just what is needed to spice things up. It is pretty damn amazing. All of the songs are very strong and full of emotion, but if I had to pick one, Bridges would be the best by far. The intro and vocal verses are very haunting, and grabs the listener hard. If you are a fan of doom metal in any way, I do recommend checking out this album. It is one of my top doom metal albums of all time.
Genre: Doom Metal
Label: The Miskatonic Foundation
Location: Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom
Release: December 2006