Two posts in two days…the fuck?
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, if it wasn’t for Europe I would have %80 of the material on this blog. While it seems pretty much everyone in North America has either slipped into a half baked coma of electro-indie folk pop or just stopped making music altogether, Europe has been constantly producing bands that know what a riff is and more importantly, know how to use it.
Dopelord are yet another band in this tradition of Euro riffers and reefers. “Magick Rites” is this Polish foursomes debut. 7 tracks of blissful riffage, torrents of fuzz and eerie samples. The sound is classic stoner doom, distilled, dried out, rolled up and toked. If you’ve heard this genre before then you know what to expect, if you haven’t then it’s one of the perfect opening platters to get your descent started.
Channeling all the great stoner bands before them, Dopelord know the formula and keep it well packed down. A crawling, dirge like pace serves as the foundation for towering stacks of fuzzed out guitar and otherworldly vocals. The grooves are deep and sticky, every so slowly dragging you down into their depths, chipping away at your willpower and sanity.
Their style flirts with sludge, without every totally succumbing to it’s putrid evil. It’s on the lighter side of the haze, closer kin to classic stoner rock, just with much, much more fuzz and much, much slooower. These guys know how to craft some killer songs, all resulting in a glazed over stare and slow head nod. Bonus points go the ending of “Ghost Cargo From The Bong”, fat ass bass tones and a bong hit sample? Genius.
“Magick Rites” is up for a whole $3, so if you were looking for something to improve your drinking, smoking, lounging or satanic ritual session, look no further.