Faetooth (Remnants of the Vessel)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11 - Editors' Pick
Sounds Like: Blackwater Holylight, Acid King
Faetooth have delivered a rather dark and lonesome sounding album here. Remnants of the Vessel has the foundation of traditional doom, buts its more than your repetitive smoke filled riffs. This album displays a trippy and psychedelic tone with intriguing lyrics. The patients on display flows beautifully between rich layers of witchcrafty doom and a few black metal moments. Nothing feels forced or out of place, it's an impressive feat for a new band as they have tremendous doom vision.
The album is basically loaded primarily with doom structures, yet they seem to throw in some dark shoegaze. The bass is bottomless while the guitars hit with a low, drug induced fuzz. The drumming ties it all up with heavy, grounding rhythms. The production is wonderful and gives off a warm heaviness that fits winter perfectly.
This is where the album shines and separates them from the pack. Every member contributes vocally. One moment, the vocals are soft and elegant, then they are joined by desperation fueled angst and a bit of black metal other times; it's an amazing turn of events. Plus the harmonies throughout add a sense of loneliness at times.
The artwork definitely captures their sound. It lured us into their psychedelic doom world.
Dark to the core. This spiraling doom affair showcases the many vocal talents on display along with a haunting tone. The last half of the song has some underlying demonic screams nestled deeply into the music.
1. (i) naissance :41
2. Echolalia 5:06
3. La Sorcière 6:05
4. She Cast a Shadow 4:11
5. (ii) limbo 3:08
6. Remains 7:01
7. Discarnate 5:10
8. Strange Ways 7:22
9. (iii) moribund 1:00
10. Saturn Devouring His Son 9:31
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