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Mills Of God : Call of the Eastern Moon

Consisting of three nearly equal length songs over 63 minutes, Mills Of God serves up a crushingly heavy helping of Drone/Doom Metal with 'Call Of The Eastern Moon'. To be specific, the music on offer here is a blend of Traditional Doom, Funeral Doom, Sludge and Post Metal. Some of the riffs carry a swaggering, yet slow, groove while others are like an aural tsunami washing over everything in its path. Some of it reminds me, musically, of Ahab, some of it of early Cathedral and some of it of stuff like Earth and Ufomammut... But Mills Of God manage to not directly ape any one of them.

As long as the songs are, there are still passages throughout each one where vocals would not be out of place. It’s not so far into the Drone realm that a vocalist would get lost but, considering the length of each song, one would have to write virtual short stories for lyrics to fill them in. The riffs on display here could also easily be broken up into shorter songs. But, as a whole, the album works quite well as it is.

This is most definitely worth checking out. The tones are great, the mix is clean and the vibe is indeed heavy. Vibe, in essence, is what this type of music is built on and Mills Of God have it in abundance. 'Call Of The Eastern Moon' is 60-plus minutes of crush, feedback and moody intensity. Turn it up and be flattened.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Call of the Eastern Moon
2. Monolith
3. The Seed

[note by admin.: 'The Seed' is a bonus track only featured on the CD release. It comes from the one track demo with the same name.]

Duration : Approx. 63 minutes.

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Reviewed on 25-11-2008 by Shawn Pelata
Hate Your Guts Records
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