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Music Review: Victor Griffin’s In-Graved

Music Review: Victor Griffin’s In-Graved

CD: Self-Titled

Label: Svart Records

Available: Now

by: TJ Fowler

Official Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/INGRAVEDoffical?fref=ts

 

Victor Griffin used to be the guitarist in the doom metal band Pentagram back in the 80’s who are credited as being one of the creators of the doom metal genre.  Since that time it seems Griffin has kept himself busy with various projects including still being a member in Pentagram until last year.  Now we have his own project, ‘In-Graved’ he now graces us with.  Is it a doom metal album?  Is it a good album or a steaming pile of shit?  Can Victor Griffin sing?  Well read on for my earth shattering review! Continue reading Music Review: Victor Griffin’s In-Graved

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Music Review: Year of the Goat CD: Angels’ Necropolis

Music Review: Year of the Goat

CD: Angels’ Necropolis

Label: Van Records

Available: Now

 

If Anton Lavey and Charles Manson had a soundtrack to recruit new initiates with, I believe Year of the Goat’s ‘Angels’ Necropolis’ would be that soundtrack.  Filled with a late 60’s, early 70’s psychedelic sound, lyrics focusing on the occult, mysticism and spiritualism prevalent of those time periods, the trance like and soothe, cult leader like vocals of Thomas Sabbathi and you have ‘Angels’ Necropolis’.  This album could very easily fit into such a time period of music alongside bands like Blue Oyster Cult in terms of all the spiritualistic and cult themes prevalent in the album and with the song “Spirits of Fire” there is definitely a Blue Oyster Cult feel to music as well. Continue reading Music Review: Year of the Goat CD: Angels’ Necropolis

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