Ides of Gemini are a band from Los Angeles, California that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black metal, doom, psychedelic and shoegaze and this is a review of their 2014 album "Old World New Wave" which will be released in September by Neurot.
A very dark, heavy and melodic doom metal sound starts off the album along with some female vocals and after awhile you can hear a little bit of the post black metal sound in the guitar riffing in certain sections of the recording along with some guitar leads that add more of a shoegaze feeling to the bands musical sound.
Most of the music sticks to a slower direction from beginning to end of the recording and they also bring in a couple of long epic tracks as well as the vocals getting more ethereal as the album progresses and some of the later songs have a slight 70's psychedelic and occult rock feeling to them at times and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
Ides Of Gemini create another dark sounding recording which continues their melodic and ethereal doom metal sound while still having some black metal, shoegaze and psychedelic elements in their musical sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and esoteric themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ides Of Gemini and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Door" "White Hart" "The Adversary" and "Scimitar". 8 out of 10.