Dooms Children – Dooms Children
Label: Dine Alone Records – none
Bar code 0821826032910
Catalog # DAV325
Release Date 22 Jul 2022
Released: Oct 20, 2021
Style: Psychedelic Rock
1 Trip With Me 4:56
2 Flower Moon 5:43
3 Psyche Hospital Blues 3:11
4 Skeleton Beach 4:19
5 Mornignstar 4:43
6 Lotus Eater 6:54
7 Heavy Year 3:52
8 Chinatown Glow 5:29
9 Spring Equinox 6:00
10 Friend Of The Devil 5:08
11 Stardust Lullaby
Generic musical style psych Rock / Hard Rock / Glam
Central to the enveloping aural experience of Dooms Children is its live-off-the-floor recording and organic production style. The effort was co-produced with musical collaborator Daniel Romano, and also features multi-instrumentalist Ian Romano, and Montreal guitarist Patrick Bennett.
.Having sunk into a dark hole of depression, Alexisonfire guitarist/Gallows frontman Wade MacNeil found the light with his psychedelic new project, Dooms Children
There comes a point in any punk’s life when it’s time to try something different. For Wade MacNeil, known to the world’s moshpits as guitarist with Toronto hardcore band Alexisonfire and as frontman with UK punks Gallows, that time is now.
Far from the screams of the bands that made him, his new project, Dooms Children, is a deeply beautiful meditation on depression, addiction and hopeful redemption. Written partly during his darkest hours and partly in rehab, it’s set against a swooning psych-rock background and seasoned with touches of lush Americana.
Over the past two years, while he struggled with personal demons, MacNeil delved into the Grateful Dead’s vast back catalogue – their influence can be heard throughout Dooms Children’s self-titled debut, not least in the cover of Friend Of The Devil. It’s a stunning about-face, born from those formative tours.
Since co-founding pioneering post-hardcore outfit Alexisonfire in the early 2000s, the Canadian singer, guitarist, songwriter, and composer has lent his talents to numerous influential and impactful projects. He founded gritty punk outfit Black Lungs, fronts U.K. hardcore heroes Gallows, put fingerprints on recordings by the likes of Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats, and Bedouin Soundclash, and scored a handful of successful feature films and video games. In 2017, Wade composed music for Jay Baruchel’s comedy Goon: Last of the Enforcers, and also scored Baruchel’s 2020 horror film Random Acts Of Violence.