Thursday, 19 October 2017

Gods & Punks - Into The Dunes Of Doom (Album Review)


Release date: October 13th 2017. Label: Self Released. Format: CD

Into The Dunes Of Doom– Tracklisting

1.Dunes of Doom 05:31
2.Civilization 06:59
3.Rise from the Sand 00:54
4.Signs of Life 03:57
5.Mushroom Cloud 04:16
6.Subatomic Wormhole 06:03
7.The Encounter 14:01

Members

Alexandre - Vocals
Pedro - Lead Guitar
Danilo - Bass
Psy - Rhythm Guitar
Arthur - Drums

Review

Gods & Punks new album, Into The Dunes Of Doom - owes a huge debt of gratitude to Black Sabbath. As the band play a wild variation of Doom/Stoner riffs influenced by that legendary band. Gods & Punks play a heavy blend of Desert Rock, Psych and Stoner Rock which is held together by a classic doom/proto-metal sound. The vocals from Alexandre do sound like Ozzy at times but still stand on their own merits.

The album feels very retro in places and that's no bad thing as Gods & Punks know how to play exciting riffs and exciting lyrics to match. There are seven songs on the album and the band have written some epic tracks to poison your soul with. Standout tracks to check out are: Dunes Of Doom, Civilization, Signs Of Life, Subatomic Wormhole and The Encounter, which runs past the fourteen minute mark. The instrumental work is very good indeed with the band moving from different genres effortlessly.

There are a few psychedelic progressive parts that do drag at times but Gods & Punks return to the standout Doom/Stoner Rock sound. As it gives their sound a more refreshing and addictive edge. The album can be very loud at times and that's perhaps down to the fantastic production. This is a very clear and crisp album with the band creating a record that will appeal to all fans across the Doom, Desert Rock, Psych and Stoner Rock spectrum.

There is something for everyone to enjoy and admire. Into The Dunes Of Doom is a superb album that Gods & Punks should rightly be proud of.

Words by Steve Howe

The physical versions, on CD and Cassette released by Abraxas, Red House and Dinamite records, are coming and you will soon be able to buy.

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