EVOKE THY LORDS - Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms In Your Cellar! - CD - Solitude Productions - 2015
Like a bunch of crazy stoners, these Russians sound as if they were abducted
straight from the Sixties or the Seventies, playing that carefree, hippie,
semi-psychedelic desert rock n' roll, and they even got a flute, imagine that!
But there's a twist in the plot here! Suddenly, those sun-baked, blissful
moments are being covered with sonic grey clouds that render the music gloomy
and transport it into the doom dimensions. Groove-laden melancholia and dark
sentiments then rule, playing what little game they play in a circular,
repetitive, hypnotic manner; and a trance-inducing riffage is constantly
accompanied by that goddamn mischievous flute.
Then there are other unorthodox instruments on display, and while doing
their thing, the music sounds like some sort of nature-worshiping, tribal song
full of ethos and pathos and folklore, Siberian-style.
And just to add to the confusion, the groove-laden, amplifier-worshiping
distortion converges with some mighty deep growls and a gentle, female voice;
and once again, the hellish, elvish flute is flirting with everybody and
everything - and the party is in full gear.
Imagine Affliction's Prodigal Sun or Convulse's Reflections
joining forces with Jethro Tull, indivisible and proud, and there you have it:
a groovy, stylish, folk-ish and wickedly well done psychedelic doom/death for
the toughest stoners out there, rather than to the effeminate, happy, hippie
stoner heads. (7.5/10)
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