MODOK (Self Titled)

Crank this to 8.3 of 11

Released: 2020

Genre: Doom

Sounds Like: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Salem’s Pot, Alastor

MODOK from Finland have released their third EP of acid-laced doom with occult themes. The trio consisting of Onni, Henri and Juho have elevated their game on this one. While the first two releases contained a raw and homegrown feel, this one sounds more polished with a deeper sound. The vocals on “Altar” does resemble newer Sleep at times, but who the hell cares, the track is loaded with heavanly sludge. It’s a shame there are only three tracks here as the album is very engrossing and fly’s by in a heartbeat. Fans of Uncle Acid and Salem’s Pot will definitely flock to this.

Tracklist

1. Broken & Beaten 04:49

2. Witch Burner 03:59

3. Altar 05:31

Standout Track(s):

We can’t decide between “Altar” and “Witch Burner”. “Altar” possess some hallucenegtic sludge while “Witch Burner” is a great instrumental with intriguing spoken word moments about the witches of Salem Massachusetts.

Adult Beverage Pairing

We recommend Birth of Tragedy by Hill Farmstead Brewery in Vermont. This 8.26% ABV imperial porter is oak barrel-aged for a year and brewed with local roasted coffee and Vermont honey. What else could you ask for.

Rotation Recap:

Captivation and Variety

8.6 out of 11

Vocal Prowess

8.4 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy

8.8 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess

8 out of 11

Bass Undercurrent

8.5 out of 11

Originality

7.9 out of 11

Overall Album Flow

8 out of 11

Contrast

7.9 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics

8.2 out of 11

Production Value

8.5 out of 11

Final Thoughts

We need to hear more from MODOK. These EPs are a tease as we yearn for more and we love the direction the band is going. Fans of the heavy will embrace this one.

Lineup:

Onni – Vovals, Guitars

Henri – Bass

Juho - Drums


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