Wednesday 23 August 2017

MINDKULT - Lucifer's Dream (Album Review)

Release date: Sept 22nd 2017. Label: Transcending Obscurity Records/Throne Records. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

Lucifer's Dream – Tracklisting

Drink My Blood
Behold the Wraith
Howling Witch
Lucifer's Dream

Band Members

Fowst - Everything


Lucifer's Dream is the debut album from one-man doom and gloom instrumentalist - MINDKULT. The album is a gloomy offering that is inspired by Black Sabbath. Though Mindkult is no mere copycat as his vocals and lyrical themes have a harsher and depressing outlook on life .The riffs may not sound that heavy at times but lurking in the background there is a deeper meaning to Mindkult's music and that's mainly down to the deliciously dark lyrics.

Opening track – Drink My Blood - has a slightly gloomy and depressing feel as the riffs helps Mindkult spread his demonic message to the masses. The song has its fair share of dark Fuzz Rock sounds that allows the album to finally deliver its own exciting sound.

Second track - Nightmares - is a more straight forward Doom Metal/Hard Rock Song with Mindkult playing a more direct approach and allowing the psychedelic sounds to flow naturally. The vocals are eeringly pitch-perfect with the seventies sounding doomy atmosphere offering a more gothic outlook on life.

Third track - Behold The Wraith - is a sombre and haunting emotionally charged song with Mindkult laying his emotions on the line. The vocals and riffs are stripped back to the bare minimum. This allows both the artist and listener to have an emotional connection throughout the song. The mood of the song is held together by moments of multi-layered gloomy atmospheric riffs with Mindkult switching from classic seventies doom metal and modern sounding psychedelic occult/gothic hard rock.

The other three songs on the album - Infernals, Howling Witch and Lucifer's Dream - offer the same gloomy heavy magic that appeared on the opening three songs with Mindkult creating more exciting songs to immerse people with.

Songs such as Howling Witch and Lucifer's Dream offer a mature and emotionally complex take on classic sounding Doom Metal. If you've been disappointed by the recent albums by Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats then you're simply going to love this album. The whole sound and feel of the album is simply exquisite. Lucifer's Dream is a truly exciting debut album and one that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in Occult Rock/Doom Metal.

Words by Steve Howe
Thanks to MINDKULT and Transcending Obscurity Records for the promo. Lucifer's Dream will be available to buy on CD/DD/Vinyl from September 22nd 2017.