Band: DOOMSTER REICH
Title: How High Fly the Vultures
Label: Old Temple
Style: Psychedelic Doom Metal
Already the third full-length album from this Lodz based quartet founded in 2011 that started releasing stuff only in 2014, so almost an album a year. This new effort is made of 5 long tracks totaling more than 40 minutes of playing time, a quite traditional sounding Doom Metal with Psychedelic Rock influences and a dissonant type of lead guitar that kind of sets them apart from the rest, but it's also what I cannot stand unfortunately, it's like me in my teens trying to annoy the neighbors with a guitar I just bought... I like the heaviness and catchiness of their guitar riffs, the psychedelic keys/effects that pop up here and there, the frantic drumming and the commanding, raspy yet laid back type fo vocals, but I can't get over the dissonant guitar leads to a point where I can't even listen to their take on Venom's Warhead track, the only cover featured on this album. This is definitely a matter of taste, I'm sure the new album (well at this moment it's not so new anymore) will find its supporters, but I won't be revisiting it anytime soon, sorry.
Reviewed by Adrian