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Against Nature : Appease

This is the first release by the reincarnation of the traditional doom band Revelation, this time going by the title Against Nature. This has to be one of the most relaxed bands in it's genre, and while they do have doom/stoner elements as well as psychedelia, they remain true to their more traditional Black Sabbath and Trouble roots. But, before I continue I'd just like to say that, if you're in the mood for a laid back groove from the old school then this is for you. And you'll be pleased to hear that the band has released it for free download on their own label. Just click on the link, begin the download, pay the band a tribute if you want to, and read the rest of the review while you wait: http://www.againstnature.us/Discography/2005-Appease/index.htm

Despite the relaxed attitude, the sound is definitely somewhat experimental. No matter if that's the intention or not, the band is too inventive to be merely unorthodox. This is, however, no loose cannon. Their musical path is followed right through the album. As a bonus, the band can truly claim to be one of the few who can show that slow and elaborate guitarplay is just as impressive (if not more!) as that of shred guitarists. With it's clear and slightly echoed male vocals, and the pondering or philosophical sentiments in the lyrics, I'd claim that Against Nature is the traditional doom version of Abdullah. I'd believe that their fanbase would also be somewhat the same, although Against Nature is slightly less accessible.

If I were to explain the music through a mental image, then I'd go for a lava lamp. At least that's the image I get, a lava lamp with late 60's psychadelic colours in it. If you've downloaded the tracks, then you can always make up your own opinion. In any case, I consider this to be a pretty good album, albeit a tad short on memorable tracks.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Alogos
2. Neighbourhood
3. Appease
4. Bolt
5. A Priori
6. Bland Hand Society
7. Organon
8. Outlet
9. Ensurpate
10. Before The Before
11. After The After

Duration : Approx. 41 minutes.

Visit the Against Nature bandpage.

Reviewed on 23-08-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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