Marcel H. : More retro doom with, mainly, female vocals is what Alms unleashes unto the music world with ‘Act One’. Six songs spanning 34 minutes. Easy on the ears, very catchy, but continuously raising the question “Where have I heard this before?”/ But somehow that doesn’t hinder the listening experience. The short playing time does help in that regard. Due to this it all goes down quite well. Names that keep on popping up when listening to ‘Act One’ are Black Sabbath, Jex Thoth, The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Lord Vicar, Count Raven and old Seventies proto metal such as Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and the likes. Nice and entertaining album.