Lightmaker (ST)

Crank this to 8.8 of 11

Released: 2020

Genre: Doom

Sounds Like: Windhand, Deathbell

As winter sets in and days grow colder we tend to reach for our doom albums, it just feels natural. Released just I time for the cold months ahead, the debut by Lightmaker will settle in just fine among our heavy collection. The trio hailing from Brooklyn have delivered a very engrossing album of comforting doom. They take us on a journey through hazy fuzz and trippy grooves topped off with sultry female fronted vocals. Speaking of the vocals, they are strong and mesmerizing at the same time, while not overpowering the music. It's great chemistry right off the bat for Lightmaker.


What we love about this album is they don't ride the coattails of bands like Windhand or Lucifer, Lightmaker inject some originality into the scene. It's comforting doom that is perfect for your next wintery bonfire or hiking trip.


Tracklist:

1. Hanging Crown 09:30

2. Destined For Death 08:15

3. Sweet Fire 03:59

4. Under Your Skin 10:02

5. Rise to Light 08:03

6. Mournin' Blues 03:37


Standout Track(s)

"Destined for Death" hits with one hell of a might riff. The cathartic fuzz and bottomless bass coupled by the trippy vocals is very mesmerizing. This song tends to make your mind wander for a bit.


Adult Beverage Pairing

Let's go with a local brew to Lightmaker and grab some Small Laced In Space IPA by one of our favorite NY Breweries, Other Half Brewing. This 6.5% IPA is a great companion when hanging by a cold night fire with Lightmaker cranked in the background.

ROTATION RECAP:

Risk of Subwoofer Damage

8.8 out of 11


Vocal Performance

9.3 out of 11


Captivation and Variety

8.7 out of 11


Weight of the Heavy

9 out of 11


Rhythmic Pace

8.7 out of 11


Lyrics and Song Structure

8.8 out of 11


Fretwork Prowess

8.9 out of 11


Overall Album Flow

8.8 out of 11


Album Cover Aesthetics

8.5 out of 11


Production Value

8.8 out of 11

Final Thoughts

Lightmaker was released at the prefect time of the year and is easily becoming one of our most played doom albums at the moment.


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