Embrace the Gluttony, this is a Doom Metal Feast!
How is the sound ?
Beastmaker is a new Californian band which has been active since last year. They released their first EP on Bandcamp last month. With “You Must Sin” these guys have embraced the sound of traditional doom metal and bring it to the 21st century with a fresh touch. In that sense, you would hear traces of classic bands like Pentagram, Saint Vitus and Trouble but with a sound of their own.
To me, the trio is a clear example of the revival of the heavy scene all around the world. The musicianship is amazing, the guitar brings some powerful riffs and solos full of Sabbathian tones, the bass comes as a distorted pulse, full of groove and is the perfect companion to the heavy drums, providing a solid rhythm base. Beyond that, you’ll hear some ethereal vocals that remind me of Electric Wizard and Monolord.
The album starts the tone with winds effects and cathedral bells –Hello Black Sabbath!-, creating a misty grey atmosphere full of pagan and obscure references. Also, they manage some beautiful Heavy Psych passages that would appeal to fans of Trouble (Green Plastic Head era). That would be the tone for all the record, five solid doom metal tracks, but if you ask for my favorite I’ll have to go with “Heathens”.
In the end, the band provides you with a strong effort that creates a fresh view of the traditional heavy music: Doom Metal, Heavy Psych, Stoner Metal, etc. With this album, the band recommend you to sin, so welcome the gluttony and embrace this doom metal feast !
Why is this album worth listening ?
- Beastmaker carries with proud the legacy of the American doom metal scene.
- If you’re a fan of obscure themes and a dark atmosphere, this EP will suit you well.
- You’ll be the witness of the birth of a great band, so you better check them out right now!
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
- When you are in a dark and gloomy mood.
- Watching some films by horror’s master Vincent Price.
- Covered in a thick and dense green haze 😉
Something particular to note ?
The band is gaining increasingly attention in the heavy underground scene and this is EP is a good proof. Let’s keep an eye on them in the near future !
For Fans Of
Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Trouble, Saint Vitus, Iron Void
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