Released: October 19th, 2018 / Blues Funeral Recording
Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Reviewer: John Haseltine
One thing I have been noticing over the past year in my search for new music to listen to is that there seems to be a bunch of newer psych/doom metal bands coming out of the wood work. Or it could be that fact that I was never really looking for these types of bands before and I’m just getting lucky. Whatever the case may be, Domkraft are yet another one of these bands that I am glad I have come across.
Dubbed as part of the “New Wave of Swedish Doom Metal” bands, Domkraft have followed up their critically acclaimed debut THE END OF ELECTRICITY with this gem of an album, FLOOD. I’d not had the pleasure of listening to Domkraft prior to this release, I had to do a little digging and give their debut a spin. I only had to do it the one time as I realized that either way you roll through these albums, they follow each other very closely. This is not a bad thing as the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”
And I must say, there sound ain’t broke, so roll on. I have only liked a select few doom bands over the years. The list has been steadily growing in recent years. One could probably attribute this to the fact that the genre has evolved a bit giving a more psychedelic or ‘70’s era metal sound to it. Whatever it may be, I like it.
Domkraft hit that mark well. The infectious droning riffs pummel along at a steady enough pace as to not to allow the listener to dose off, all the while keeping true to the forefathers of the genre. The vocals are delivered with spin tingling precision in a tone that sets the mood of the album from the very first line.
Fans of Candlemass, Sabbath, Blackwulf, Stoned Jesus will enjoy what Domkraft has to offer. I know I have.
Martin Widholm – Guitar
Martin Wegeland – Bass & Vocals
Anders Dahlgren – Drums