Since their bolt-from-the-blue debut album in 2020, Italy's BLACK SPELL have swiftly caused a stir in the stoner doom scene. That the band honors the noble Italian roots and their homeland's rich history of both doom and psychedelic rock is a given; that they then impart their own twisted personality into such is what gives them staying power. And after two full-lengths and an EP in just two years of existence, the saga of BLACK SPELL is only beginning...
Now, that saga's fit to become legend - and a seedy 'n' sordid one, of course - with the release of BLACK SPELL's third full-length in nearly as many years. Appropriately titled Season of the Damned, the sonic warlocks' third full-length sees them hitting of a fever pitch of their bewitching powers. At once strictly stoner doom and aiming for rowdier, more rockin' territory, Season of the Damned is Good Times / Bad times writ large: the drugs hit harder, and so do the hooks. BLACK SPELL thus slog through the dark, primordial muck with a more assured swagger, seeking dustier and more arid realms and rocking the rock out as they do. So, even when that primordial muck threatens to get really DARK (and really icky/sticky), a devilish sense of fun or least (black) celebration arises. How can life be Hell when you've got these dope jams as your soundtrack?! This ain't no summer/winter of love: it's the Season of the Damned!
|Sub-Genre: Psychedelic / Doom / Occult.
|Catalog No: HSPLP091.
|Size: 12" single vinyl record.