With considerable live action in the past few years, and encouraged by the critical acclaim heaped upon Doomsday, Iron Void patiently set to work on Excalibur. Arguably the band-s magnum opus, Excalibur is an epic behemoth of Arthurian legend, emitting an atmosphere that-s truly medieval whilst sacrificing none of their trademark DOOMED/OUT heaviness. Here, across the album-s massive yet strangely concise 48 minutes, Iron Void weave old/as/time tales of myth and magic, all set to rumbling, dramatically dynamic doom metal. The album is sequenced together with a subtle sort of mastery, taking the listener on a journey into centuries past, all concluding with the stark -n- stirring acoustic closer @Avalon.@ As the final notes ring out, you-ll be reaching for the calendar to check what year it is! High fantasy in doom didn-t die out with the much/beloved The Gates Of Slumber< it-s simply been revived by IRON VOID with Excalibur. Long may their reign continue!