Sunday 1 November 2020

Clouds Taste Satanic - The Satanic Singles Series (EP Review)

Release date: November 6th 2020. Label: Self Released. Format: DD/Vinyl

The Satanic Singles Series – Tracklisting

1.Funeral For A Friend 06:00
2.Also Sprach Zarathustra 02:07


Famed Instrumental Doom Rockers – Clouds Taste Satanic – are doing something different for their next releases. The band explain it better themselves with the following statement:

Clouds Taste Satanic presents “The Satanic Singles Series” - 4 Singles in 4 Months…8 Covers in need of CTS Heavy.

The first batch of songs that get the CTS treatment is the Elton John classic – Funeral For A Friend – and an tone poem called Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss which was made more famous by the classic Science fiction film – 2001.

Both tracks are instrumental so you don’t have to worry about the band adding vocals to the mix. CTS still remain everyone’s favourite Instrumental Post-Doom/Stoner Metal band but bring their own unique spin on two very different songs.

Funeral For A Friend shouldn’t really work as a Metal Cover but CTS pull off the unthinkable and have made a stunning rendition of a classic song and almost making it their own. The song is gloomy and majestic as hell with heavy doomed out riffs that are played at a cool slow pace. The song is quite emotional and it has to be. A stunning cover that demands your undivided attention.

Also Sprach Zarathustra sees CTS focus on perhaps the most famous part of the song and that’s the opening two minutes “Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang" (Introduction, or Sunrise) which sees CTS play a Post-Rock approach to the song and when the heavy bombastic music appears then CTS go into Doom Metal overdrive. It’s a shame the band only focused on the opening 2 minutes of the song. As I wanted to hear more but this is still a fantastic and quite different cover compared to the famous original.

With this being the 1st record of 4 being released in the next coming months then I say CTS are off to a great start and I cannot wait to see what they will cover next. I’m wondering if they will be doing a song with vocals to just surprise us all. We’ll wait and see.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Leanne at Mettle Media and Clouds Taste Satanic for the promo.

The Satanic Singles Series is available to buy Digitally and Vinyl now.


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