Bloodhounds For Oblivion
Review by JD on August 7, 2017.
When I think of many types of metal and I think of plethora of bands that came out of California since I was a teenager in the 80’s. Thrash, glam, shock and industrial come to mind, as well as the ever present traditional metal… but doom is typically not the norm. It is now. Here to stomp you down and beat on you slowly - Worship of Keres.
Out of the most northern climes of Cali, comes a slow paced dynamo of four dark shrouded souls who are bound and determined to show how they can rock you at an exaggerated laborious pace. Like a brontosaurus, it plods along with an abject heaviness rivaling a young My Dying Bride… but has its own sloth like force, as well as deep melancholy melodies that take you to that dark place every priest warns you about.
Three songs are offered up, and those three songs want to pound you into dust. Split into three distinct parts (Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3) on the EP, the music harkens back to the old school doom that I first heard back in the mid-80’s, when people did not know what it was. Melodic with this seismic heavy strength with every riff – your brought into its morose clutches. Think early Trouble with both Black Sabbath and Candlemass flavorings. Best song is easy… all three.
I am blown away, and hope that a full album with a good producer is coming fast and damned soon as well. This is the best EP, best doom metal and if I may venture… in my top five this year. If you’re looking for great doom metal album that has one foot in the beginning of the genre and another starting to carve its own path with a mighty kick- get this album and play it fucking loud.
Rating: 9.6 out of 10