Featuring vocalist Eric Wagner and bassist Ron Holzner, formerly of metal legends Trouble, THE SKULL creates classic Sabbathian doom with a psych-tinged metal vision. The respected group’s sophomore full-length, ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’, benefits greatly from the pedigree and experience of the band’s members and pushes authentic, old-school metal to heavier and more foreboding places, fueled by burly riffing, metallic groove and a crushing punch. Ethereal and wonderfully moody with a heart of heavy metal beating at its center, the record delivers definitive doom metal full of powerful builds and mesmerizing dynamic range. More than a mere throwback, ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’ is the work of a band that respects their fans, understands their own history, and still has their ears open to the current doom metal landscape. A wicked exercise in heavy metal majesty, ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’plays like a natural extension of the musician’s exemplary work during their 20-plus years with Trouble and cements The Skull as modern-day doom metal royalty.