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Music Review: Thinning the Herd CD: Freedom from the Known

Music Review: Thinning the Herd

CD: Freedom from the Known

Label: Saint Marks Records

Available: May 9th, 2013

by: TJ Fowler

Official Websites:

http://www.tthmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/THINNINGTHEHERD
http://www.reverbnation.com/thinningtheherd

 

It’s a bit hard for me to classify Thinning the Herd.  They have a Black Sabbath old school fuzzy sound while the vocals sound a bit on the punk side but also of something else I can put my finger on.  As a result I find we have an interesting and nice mix of different musical elements that result in an enjoyable listening experience. Continue reading Music Review: Thinning the Herd CD: Freedom from the Known

Music Review: Jess and the Ancient Ones EP: Astral Sabbat

Music Review: Jess and the Ancient Ones

EP: Astral Sabbat

Label: Svart Records

Available: Now

by: TJ FOWER

 

                I’m a bit late to party here as this EP has been out for about month and that I haven’t got to listen to Jess and the Ancient Ones’ debut album either.  I figured though, since the band is from the city of Kuopio I am currently residing in I would give the EP a listen and see what I thought. Continue reading Music Review: Jess and the Ancient Ones EP: Astral Sabbat

Music Review: High Priest of Saturn CD: High Priest of Saturn

Music Review: High Priest of Saturn

CD: High Priest of Saturn

Label: Svart Records

Available: March 22nd 2013

By: TJ Fowler

The thing with Doom Metal bands is that you get your money’s worth in terms of song length with them.  This is no different with High Priest of Saturn’s debut album.  You have 4 songs that all click in at 9 minutes or over and offer a listener a very eclectic and trippy style of music.

What I gathered from listening to these tunes was a very 60’s/70’s psychedelic/stoner type rock with what appeared to be almost like a stream of consciousness type vibe.  Within this Norwegian trio’s 4 songs you will find a music that will attempt to subdue your high cognitive senses and take you on a trip of surreal and metaphysical proportions.  The album reminds me of a something you pop in at a party of stoners or a cult ritual, turn the lights down low, drop acid, and find a dark corner to hide in and be swept away on whatever journey the music wants to take you while who knows what other shit is going on around you.

An interesting thing I noticed about the female singer is that she sounded very much like Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane which I felt suited this psychedelic mind altering music along with the background ambience and chants you hear throughout the cd’s run.  I would actually be interested in this band’s take on some of the Jefferson Airplane’s tunes such as ‘White Rabbit’.

Being someone who has never partook in illegal pharmaceuticals I feel listening to High Priest of Saturn could be the closest thing to experiencing such an effect of drugs without actually taking them.  If you are someone who does partake in such social hobbies then you might well become a new Doom disciple of the High Priest of Saturn.

Rating: 2.75/5

High Priest of Saturn are:

Merethe Heggset – Bass Guitar and Voice

Martin Sivertsen – Guitar

Andreas Hagen – Guitar and Drums

 

Tracklisting:

1: Protean Towers

2: Kraken Mare

3: Crawling King Snake

4: On Mayda Insula