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Unearthly Trance : hadit

Unearthly Trance deliver a very solid piece of doom with this excellent underground release. Their music can best be described as a mix of stoner, sludge and traditional doom, with a very heavy dose of lethargy and insane screaming. For the latter reasons this music will also appeal to those who usually avoid the aforementioned subgenres. Above all, Unearthly Trance play heavy doom, which should be the main criterion for the more unbiased listeners of today.

'hadit' isn't a very evoking set of songs, but I'm guessing that wasn't really the point to start with anyway. The four mammoth tracks are so full of great riffs and passages to sweep you away that you won't mind the absence of ‘artsy bits'. The production is very raw, but clear enough and somehow I get the idea that the songs were recorded live instead of being pieced together afterwards. Enjoyably so, I might add. This creates a certain atmosphere that closely relates to seeing a good doom band live. I presume seeing Unearthly Trance is a similar experience. At least listening to this release will leave you struggling NOT to bang your head.

Unfortunately, this release was limited to 200 copies and is as such quite unavailable. But, if you get the chance to acquire a copy of this demo, don't hesitate if you enjoy a good spell of crushing, straight-up doom.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. August Sun of Midnight
2. Raised by the Wolves
3. V.V.V.V.
4. Pyre

Duration : Approx. 34 minutes.

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Oscar Strik
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