Let's Go Back to the 80's, Shall We ?
How is the sound ?
Deep within the mud of data constituting the worldwide web, a thousand-eyes monster lies. I found it there, over the arrogant invoker that brought it here onto the Earth… Okay, I’m elsewhere. F**k, that visual is awesome. (Probably) from the deep grounds of R’lyeh : From Void To Ocean.
Here might be the offspring of Pentagram and Ch’thulu : Space God Ritual. With slightly dissonant voices and harmonies, mystical lyrics and dark, nearly satanic background, the guys here bring us back to the first ages of metal, when the genre was a matter of heavy fuzz, leather, dark curly hair and stoned evil minds. (« Is it, still ? Oh… Okay then. »)
Concerning the sound, the production designed it as extremely retro, emphasizing the vintage tone of the compositions. It’s roots, it’s heavy, it’s as evil as The Great Old Ones (not the band, obviously…) would have wanted it to be. Though, over the fuzz and the screaming voices, a strange atmosphere levels all this and makes it kinda hazy, in a raw psychedelic way.
Ain’t nothing new here, but even cliches, put into good order and played well, make compositions sound great and here, it works and the band pops out of the rest.
This album is a genuine tribute to good ol’ heavy, doomy metal. And it is good. Amen.
Why is this album worth listening ?
- Good ol’ sound of doom !
- The Lovecraftian inspiration, in sound and visuals.
- Dissonance is life.
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
Over the top of a hill, with burning torches all around. Watch out for the Elder Gods. They might be evil.
From Void to Ocean
For Fans Of
Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Electric Wizard
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