Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1
Released: Feb 2011
Label: Southern Lord
Still dirging to the moon and back but not distorting half as much as in the old daze, these drone-doom titans open slow then get slower. But the first few cuts here feel, well, down-to-earth, regardless, mainly because their gradually shifting minor-key metal-gaze seems constructed out of rustic reverberations and dusky twang that hark back to spaghetti westerns, maybe even Link Wray, with enough quiet space to hear the cymbals chiming. As the tracks draw out longer, though (ultimately peaking above 20 minutes), be prepared for your eyelids to get heavy, though not necessarily in a bad way.