Wednesday, 12 December 2018

BelzebonG - Light The Dankness (Album Review)

Release date: November 14th 2018. Label: Self Released. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

Light The Dankness – Tracklisting

1.The Bong of Eternal Stench 06:05
2.Pot Fiend 09:36
3.Doperganger 07:49
4.Roached Earth 11:59


Famed Instrumental Doom/Stoner Metallers – BelzebonG – released their new album Light The Dankness unannounced on Halloween and I’ve finally found the time to review the album. This is my favourite album from BelzebonG as they return with another round of Heavy Psychedelic Doom/Stoner Metal with a healthy influence of WEEDIAN vibes.

The album contains four songs that continues the band’s already winning formula of heavy instrumental Doom/Stoner Metal that has some creepy soundbytes thrown in for good measure. The first two songs – The Bong of Eternal Stench and Pot Fiend – are your usual BelzebonG standard fare. Heavy and epic progressive Doom/Stoner sounds that have an atmospheric gloomy vibe to them. The music is down-tuned for the most part as the band soon settle down to a clever and progressive rhythm.

The band impress more on the second half of the album with songs Doperganger and Roached Earth Song Names Later having a more experimental and heavier sound. The standout song is the final song as the band opt for a more Spaced Out Sound and it’s something we haven’t heard from the band before. This is one of the best songs that the band have written to date. As it drifts from heavy atmospheric doom and gloom based sounds to the more surreal trippier Psych Stoner Metal parts of the album.

Another highlight of the album is the dark humour that the band tell through the creepy soundbytes that appear throughout the album. The album only runs for thirty five minutes or so but the band don’t waste a single second. As they deliver their heaviest and most confident album to date.

Light The Dankness proves why BelzebonG are one of Poland’s finest Doom/Stoner Metal bands currently around today. This is the best instrumental album of the year for me and will end up as one of my best albums of the year as a result.

Words by Steve Howe

You can buy Light The Dankness on CD/Vinyl from here.


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