Caronte – Ascension
Moonlight Records / Lo-Fi Creatures – 2012
Rock, Doom, Stoner
Italian foursome Caronte delivered their excellent first EP Ghost Owl back in 2011 and have managed to follow up with an equally impressive full-sized album called Ascension a few months ago. Like a low sounding machine humming with electricity and brimming with a power yet to be unleashed the seven tracks almost seem to explode from a potent and anxious tempo. The riffs and lines grapple and grip together like a cluster of cables and with an endless series of minute twists and turns it excels in a painting an incredibly steady and hazy tapestry. With an occult atmosphere and a thrilling ambience they plow away and extract the universal nod with ease. Add to this an incredible drummer and very distinct sounding vocalist and you can safely assume Caronte is ascending to something great.