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Clouds Taste Satanic : Your Doom Has Come (Re-issue)

This re-issue of Clouds Taste Satanic's sophomore still rocks well enough to be worth investigation, if you're up for instrumental Stoner Doom.

American Doom act Clouds Taste Satanic return with another instrumental opus entitled 'Your Doom Has Come'. I'd like to think that the band has a similar sense of humour to my own, based on their band name and album title, because there's nothing overly chilling about the music on this release. Indeed, after listening to it, I still felt quite well.

Generally speaking, I try to list all of my thoughts about an album when I review it because different people like to know about different things. Sometimes that can take the form of a gargantuan ramble that incorporates non-music elements because that's how I do it. However, I think what we're about to witness here is one of the briefest reviews I've ever written, and that really is saying something.

It's not that the music on 'Your Doom Has Come' is bad or anything like that. It's just that there really isn't much for me to review because it's an instrumental release. Now, I'm a huge fan of Ambient music but reviewing that is so different to reviewing this release because in Ambient music, there are boatloads of intricacies to cover, not to mention the varying atmospheres.

However, when it comes to 'Your Doom Has Come', it's really difficult for me to tell you a great deal about it. The music is unquestionably Doom. The guitar riffs tend to lean more toward Sludge, at least in terms of their muddy and brazen nature. Bands like Germany's Men In Search Of The Perfect Weapon or America's Graves At Sea come to mind when listening to this type of music. There's nothing offensive about it; for a type of Sludge/Doom, I think it's produced rather well. I have no qualms about the quality of the riffs nor the drumming. It's just a solid instrumental album as a whole.

In a way, I think it's sad that there aren't any vocals because I'd love to hear some of these tracks with Graves At Sea-esque growls. I think that Clouds Taste Satanic would put on one hell of a live show, too - their music is very powerful. As an album though, it's pretty good. I struggle to identify a mood I'd be in where I'd select this album to listen to because it's not got the aggression I need from Sludge/Doom composition in order to serve as a release. However, it's not badly done, and it's certainly not boring.

Overall, I think the music itself is good, and it's certainly got one hell of a Sludge groove to it - I just wish they'd try it with vocals.

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Reviewer's rating: 7/10


Tracklist :
1. Ten Kings
2. One Third Of The Sun
3. Beast From The Sea
4. Out Of The Abyss
5. Dark Army
6. Sudden - Fallen

Duration : Approx. 41 minutes

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Reviewed on 2018-09-10 by Ian Morrissey
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