woensdag 22 februari 2017

Clouds Taste Satanic – Dawn of The Satanic Age

Clouds Taste Satanic – Dawn of The Satanic Age
Self released – 2016
Rock, Instrumental, Doom, Stoner, Metal
Rated: ****

Their first release To Sleep Beyond The Earth is still on heavy rotation over here. The way they manage to invoke a certain atmosphere on that record, a sense of dread and the coming of something malevolent is simply stunning. The New York quartet Clouds Taste Satanic continued that streak with the follow-up Your Doom Has Come, which was definitely a more laidback almost catchy approach to their evil trumpet call kind of music. And now they are back with a third installment: Dawn Of The Satanic Age. If ever there was a trumpet call title, this is it ofcourse. On it, they seem to continue to strip their music down to its most primordial self. Doom as doom should be. Instrumental rock that worships the riffs, the groove and the slow march. But even if the title hints at darkness, death and decay, there is an abundance of lighter compositions on this third record. They have always managed to put more breathing room, air and a brighter feeling into their wicked arrangements. But this time around they give it that extra punch, that extra sharp edge. Which is ofcourse that more luscious of paradoxes. Evil, dark and a bit occult, yet full of air and almost elegant. Which is what good music thrives on. Even if it heralds the coming of the beast!

(Written by JK)

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