Band: [ B O L T ]
Country: Germany
Title: ( 0 4 )
Label: Narshardaa
Year: 2017
Style: Black Drone Metal

Don't judge a book by it's cover they say, but it's quite impossible not to judge [ B O L T ]'s debut album by their weird (to say the least) cover art which leds you think of a new Beach Boys album, or even worse, of a kids joke Black Metal band. And don't let the genre labelling fool you either, [ B O L T ] have nothing to do with Black Metal or any of its variations (well, maybe apart form a couple of rhythms on the third track here); actually the band plays a highly mesmerizing, catchy, oppressive Drone Metal, way more varied that I initially thought, and that's maybe mostly because of the repetitive but groovy drumming of Maik Parker, the latest addition to the band's trio line-up. The two bass guitars are also doing a great job together, complementing each other, swinging between heavy, apocalyptic, metallic even brutal parts and calm, ethereal passages. I have to admit I'm not a fan of this genre, but the variations and heaviness of this album made it an excellent experience, that's why I recommend it to you too, even if you're not into Drone music at all.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8.5/10