Saved by Fear is the three-piece's debut full length album, following their initial EP release in 2007. This album was first released in 2009 with a very small print run in Israel. Somehow they came to the attention of Relapse Records and were scooped up Now they are poised to get some real exposure. Exposure that is well deserved. Dukatalon may not be the best or most original band, but I have to say there is something about them that makes you want to pay attention.
Their brand of sludge metal is striking. It is filled with the familiar elements, but it is something in the execution that brings a certain freshness. It is like old school Eyehategod blended with my early experiences with Gojira. The style lines up with the former while the sheer heaviness experienced by my initial listen is similar to the latter.