Sacramento based doom practitioners Chrch embark on a spiritual music journey on the new album “Light Will Consume Us All” creating hypnotic melodies stuck in the surreal space between light and darkness.
Anything can happen in about twenty minutes and since the very beginning “Infinite” offers a mysterious mood with a minimalist darkened guitar melody in loop surrounded by enigmatic atmospheres that create suspense before a heavy guitar driven storm takes over picking up speed and raw energy accompanied by supernatural ominous screams while a sense of gloomy peace will eventually return bringing feelings of desolation, distant ethereal chants and stripped down melodies.
“Portals” still feels uneasy and oppressive but goes straight to the point as mournful guitar riffs pay homage to all that is dark and most likely hopeless in proper funeral doom fashion, leading to harsher rhythmic momentum and painful screams yet there are also intricate melodic passages that gracefully emerge through the thick darkness and are further enhanced by the mystical vocal delivery.
“Aether” maintains the heavy doom guitar riffing at its primary core with ravenous bursts of blackened energy, consequently everything becomes impossibly gloomy and depressing even if there are occasional lighter atmospheric sections.
If the masses will certainly feel intimidated by the massive length of the songs included on “Light Will Consume Us All” the faithful acolytes of this genre will find much to love as undoubtedly Chrch has put together a truly monolithic doom metal opus.
Light Will Consume Us All