Chrome Ghost (House of Falling Ash)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11 - Editors' Pick
Genre: Doom, Post-metal
Sounds Like: Pallbearer, Spaceslug
House of Falling Ash shows Chrome Ghost expanding upon their signature post-doom style. This album seems to bring out the beauty that doom can possess. These six tracks are atmospheric and dense resulting in a calming heaviness. It's a heartfelt heavy album that takes chances and delivers in a big way.
The sprawling doom will have you drifting into their atmospheric world. Mesmerizing fuzz along with beautiful psychedelic buildups create a unique listening experience for doom fans.
The vocals contain wonderful light-toned harmonies that work perfectly against the music. They are almost operatic and soothing at times. The occasional sludge heavy vocals are thrown in just enough for welcome variety.
The ominous cover artwork by Dillan Samuelson will lure you in. If you don't know the band, the painting suggests the album will be in the heavy realm.
Rose In Bloom
This opening song washes over you with an ominous heavy and soothes the soul. It weaves through so many peaks and valleys of cathartic and heavy doom.
1. Rose In Bloom 14:14
2. The Furnace 8:36
3. In The Tall Grass 1:29
4. Where Black Dogs Dream 11:57
5. Bloom (Reprise) 1:26
6. House of Falling Ash 13:04
Blue Train IPA by Blue Earl Brewing in Delaware. This 8.1% IPA has a dark red look with flavors of well balanced citrus and pine. A great pairing with House of Falling Ash.
Chrome Ghost are:
Jacob Hurst - drums
Joe Cooper - bass
Jake Kilgore - guitar, vocals, mellotron, synth
Pat Hills - pedal steel, guitar, synth
Eva Rose - vocals
Susie Mcmullin - vocals
Yseulde - guitar