California's Ides Of Gemini have returned with a new recording that continues their mixture of black metal, doom, psychedelia and shoegaze and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Carthrage/Strange Fruit" which will be released on April 18th by Magic Bullet Records.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the ep along with some drum beats before adding in clean singing female vocals that have a very etherial atmosphere to them and after a minute and a half the music starts going into a heavier musical direction and the music also brings in a great mixture of both clean and heavy parts.
The second track is a cover of Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" which start s out of clean playing and melodic vocals and the song is also based on a poem by Abel Merepool and the solos and leads that are utilized are very dark and melodic.
Ides Of Gemini creates another recording that is very dark, melodic, heavy and atmospheric sounding and also remains true to the sound they have established on previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive 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 ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Strange Fruit". 8 out of 10.