Dublin, Ireland, is not likely to wind up on anyone's list for up-and-coming metal hotbeds. Wound Upon Wound, however, are doing their part to change this mindset. Named after the Gorgoroth song of the same name,the band play black metal with elements of doom and death.
The self-titled Wound Upon Wound features seven songs in 50 minutes. Opening track "I Become" is mostly doom and death but is followed by the more blackened "Descent" and "Awakening." After the atmospheric "Eulogy," everything comes together on "As The Waves Draw Closer," the strongest piece on the record. The final two songsfurther reinforce what the band does well. Wound Upon Wound is available for free at bandcamp.