Wednesday 19 July 2017

Cegvera - Creations (EP Review)

Release date: July 11th 2017. Label: Self Released. Format: DD

Creations – Tracklisting

1.Centralia 03:02
2.Iguala 05:03
3.Aral Sea 05:31
4.Mosul 05:50
5.Latrun 05:10

Band Members

Gerardo Arias: Guitar
Aaron Scrupps: Bass
Matt Neicho: Drums


Cegvera return with their new EP – Creations – and it's just as heavy as their excellent debut album Fractrals which was released back in 2016. Cegvera have a member of Vinnum Sabbathi in their ranks and they play a similar kind of psychedelic doom riffs. Though these guys firmly leave the spaced out sounds that Vinnum Sabbathi are known for.

Opening track – Centralia – has a Pelican-esque sound to it with Cegvera creating a heavy doom/fuzz hybrid sound that oozes eerie atmospheric rock. It has quite a haunting feel to it and it's quite different to their debut album as Cegvera focus firmly on the music here and not adding any political soundclips yet.

Second track – Iguala – carries on the atmospheric doom/post-metal journey as the band continue to lay down heavier sounds to immerse the listener with. Cegvera return to the political sounds of their debut album as they splice topical current soundclips into the action for one of the EP's crushing and standout songs.

Third track – Aral Sea – opts for a more psychedelic post-rock sound as the action is dramatically slowed down for the first minute or so before Cegvera add moments of heavy fuzzed out riffs. It's quite a contrast to the opening two tracks that show a different side to Cegvera's sound. The haunting political soundclips soon take over and the song acts as a cautionary tale of the worldwide current political climate.

The final two tracks – Mosul and Latrun – continue with more heavy droned out sounds with moments of creepy fuzz appearing here and there.

Cegvera have released another superb record and this EP shows how the band are not afraid to take risks with their music by creating a haunting doomed out score matched against hard hitting social political commentary.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe