Marcel H. : Doom with flute. That will make many person moist. I, however, have always regarded that thing as a gimmick in doom and stoner. So, congratulations are in order to Russia’s Evoke Thy Lords for making me regard the instrument as an integral part of their music and not annoying me for one single second.
I do call the music by this band doom and stoner but it actually is a lot more psychedelic and chill than that. Opener ‘Damn These Deserts’ tries to almost lull you to sleep. Also the other songs try to do that but there are some passages that are played with more fire to it. But in my opinion those passages are too sparse. It is all a little too sedated now. The musicians surely know how to play their instruments it’s just a shame that concepts such as variation and dynamics are a little foreign to them. Are they to master those concepts then I am sure they will someday release a true scorcher of an album.