One Man's Vision of Bloody Doom!
Mindkult released an EP Witch’s Oath in the summer of 2016 and now has completed the debut full-length Lucifer’s Dream. Of course, the fuzzed low tones we all love were present on the EP, but this album manages to push farther into the occult themed psychedelicism. All the ingredients are measured out perfectly and every listen leaves you graving for more of this brilliance. One can only hope we will see another release in another year.
How is the sound ?
First strike on the strings hits heavy, lingers for a brief moment and brings right off the bat the feeling of doom into this crazy mix of better parts of different genres. The gravity of the solid stoner bass line is hollowed by the flanged guitar solo that creeps up on you with the bluesy old-school tone and sentiment. Vocals are clean, cool and sound careless yet full-bodied. All this is kept afloat by the vigorous drums.
The crackling sound of the bass is tuned so well right below the point of breaking out into the ether that you might imagine seeing a void through the cracks. Guitar, on the other hand, is what balances that with its woeful but breath-carrying tune. You can feel it in your chest when the guitar neck bends!
Vocals remind me of Ozzy and of course in a good way. You can hear that Fowst’s vocals are powerful, but he never lets one element of the band overshadow the rest. He also shows an incredible ability in song and melody writing. There is not a single second on the album where you would not want to be fully invested and listening. Attention to detail is impressive. This might be the result of one man playing all the instruments that every moment drips the same way of all the care, love and soul put into them.
You might classify this album under different genres – doom, stoner, shoegaze, metal, or whatever you like – but in the end, all that matters is the irrefutable fact that at its core it is simply some good old groovy mother-loving rock and roll!
Why is this album worth listening ?
- Witness how taking from the past and thoughtful mixing of elements can produce brilliant results.
- To hear for yourself – rock and roll lives on (as a vampire)!
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
Gather a group of your friends who appreciate good rock music and listen together. Sharing doubles the joy!
Something particular to note?
MINDKULT is a one man effort! Everything is done by Fowst.
For Fans Of
Black Sabbath, Witchcraft, Pentagram, Windhand, True Widow
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