THE WISDOOM - Hypothalamus

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Doom Metal | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Heavy Psych Sounds | Autor: CA

Sludge'n'doom's a big hit. Slower, heavier and more psychoactive is the motto. But this hunt for records has now taken on almost inflationary proportions. With the Italian heavyweight institution The Wisdoom, another group is now preparing to impress friends of powerful doom thunderstorms. And indeed, The Wisdoom (the choice of name alone bears witness to ingenuity) impresses all along the line. The tracks are seven to 16 minutes long and come with a light-footed heaviness that can almost be described as refreshing. "Alpha" is the beginning of everything, a slowly and steadily building tour de force, which draws its power from huge riffs and manic vocals, but actually only a foretaste of what's to come. "Theta" switches back even further, the Doom has reached its lowest point here. "Delta" with its stoic power rises to the climax of "Hypothalamus", whereby the conscious epic orientation of the track only intensifies its psychoactive effect. Afterwards the thoughtful "Oneiron" appears gentle and at peace with the world.

Top track: Delta

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