Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ides Of Gemini/Constantinople/Neurot/2012 CD Review

Ides Of Gemini are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a mixture of black metal, doom, psychedelic and shoegaze and this is a review of their 2012 album "Constantinople" which was released by Neurot.

Drums are all slow playing with not much in the way of fast playing or last beats, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars are all slow riffs that combine elements of black metal with dream doom, psychedelic and shoegaze elements with a good amount of melody as well as some clean playing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are all clean singing with no growls or screams, while the lyrics cover dark, psychological, emotional and occult themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound to it.

In my opinion Ides Of Gemini are a very great psychedelic doom/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Vessal And The Snake" "Ressurectionists" "Austrian Windows" and "Martyrium". RECOMMENDED BUY.