donderdag 5 maart 2015

Boar – Veneficae


Boar – Veneficae
Lost Pilgrims Records/Mikrofoni/Ramekuuli – 2015
Metal, Doom, Sludge, Core, Stoner
Rated: ***

Grinding you down like a massive millstone until there’s hardly anything left. That’s what Old Grey, the first track on the new Boar album Veneficae does to a man. Their version of doom, sludge, grindcore and metal sounds dark, twisted and filthy. But the four Finnish lads do not continue down that same path for very long. Cause on the second track they draw inspiration from something much more stonerish and occult. Its old school doom metal with overtones extreme open aired playing. Just hear those drums and guitars exhale before they speed up again. Majesty. The grating grunts may distract from the beauty in this song, but the clean howling does pull you in. Next up is something highly aggressive and crunching. It levels the playing field and even though the disturbing death like screams fit well, they do tend to become a bit too oppressive; and then suddenly the track turns psychedelic, proto and laidback. And this kind of variation continues on the entire record, making it a highly entertaining ride. It sounds like ancient shapeshifting sorcery go berserk…

(Written by JK)




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