Wednesday 27 October 2021

Doomsday Profit - In Idle Orbit (EP Review)

Release Date: November 12th 2021. Record Label: Self Released. Format: CD/DD/Cassette

In Idle Orbit - Tracklisting

1.Crown of Flies

2.Scryers of the Smoke


4.Consume the Remains 04:29

5.Destroy the Myths

6.Bring Out Your Dead


Bryan Reed - guitar & vocals

Kevin See - lead guitar

Ryan Sweeney - bass

Tradd Yancey - drums & percussion


Psych Sludge/Stoner/Doom Metal quartet Doomsday Profit make an almighty racket on their debut EP In Idle Orbit. Running past the 35 minutes mark, Doomsday Profit channel the heavy aggression of bands such as CONAN, Bongzilla and seedy lyrical outlook such as Church Of Misery. Maybe not about serial killers but a similar feeling with the bleak tone of lyrical content. Throw in a major Psychedelic curve ball along the way and Doomsday Profit are a band to get truly excited about.

The six songs on the EP are varied and sees Doomsday Profit stretch the whole divide of the Doom, Sludge and Stoner Metal genres with a punishing array of aggressive grooves and tone. The EP sees the band play a different style of sounds such as slow-paced, fast-paced, aggressive and non-aggressive based music. The band classify this release as an EP when it could be their debut album. As they cover a lot of ground with punishing LOW & SLOW atmospheric grooves on the opening two songs: Crown Of Flies and Scryers Of The Smoke.

The distorted heavy psychedelic vibes spliced throughout both songs made me take notice as this is stuff you’re meant to hear from bands such as EARTHLESS not a Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal band such as this. This part of the EP reminds me of UFOMAMMUT when the band really start to come into their own sound especially when the heavy guitars begin to drift off into sonic territory.

There is a dirty Blues Rock/Metal element lurking amongst the majority of the songs and it allows Doomsday Profit to have a more volatile edge with distorted guitars, harsh aggressive vocals and intelligent drumming leading upto the EP’s finest moments on songs such as Cestoda, Consume The Remains and Destroy The Myths.

The final song “Bring Out Your Dead'' may put some people off at first as it’s an instrumental Drone/Doom/Sludge Metal song that feels like it’s the least “interesting” song on the album. However, look behind the surface and you’re treated to a first class exercise in Drone/Doom Metal riff worship that compare to the mighty BONG with a little bit of SUNN 0))) for good measure.

In Idle Orbit is a superb debut release from Doomsday Profit and they truly live upto the “DOOM” part of their name. “DOES THIS DOOM” always seems to be the most popular question around within the Doom Metal Scene and this most definitely does with a HELL FUCKING YEAH IT DOES!!!

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Doomsday Profit for the promo. 

In Idle Orbit will be available to buy on CD/DD/Cassette from November 12th 2021.


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