Tuesday 31 January 2023

Clouds Taste Satanic - Tales Of Demonic Possession (Album Review)

Release Date: February 03rd 2023. Record Label: Self Released (USA) / Majestic Mountain Records (Europe). Formats: CD/DD/Vinyl

Tales Of Demonic Possession: Tracklisting

The Ultimate Grace Of God
Black Mother
Universal Goddess
Dog Headed God
Sat Nam (Vision)


Sean Bay - Bass
Steven Scavuzzo - Guitars
Greg Acampora - Drums
Brian Bauhs - Guitars


Instrumental Doom/Stoner Rockers Clouds Taste Satanic return with their new album Tales Of Demonic Possession with band providing four new tracks that run over eighty minutes in length. The album features the usual great mix of Psychedelic sounds and trippy effects the band are known for. Though, the band show a more melodic outlook with their music on this album. Throw in Spaced Out and Cosmic Effects which you can hear throughout the epic runtime of the album.

Tales Of Demonic Possession allows Clouds Taste Satanic to perhaps be considered as one of the leading lights of the Instrumental Doom/Stoner Metal scene. These guys are know setting the scene for other bands to follow and possibly influence the future generation of Instrumental Rock/Metal bands.

With this being their seventh full length release, Clouds Taste Satanic have still managed to create a groundbreaking album that's vastly different to their previous releases but retaining their trademark sound as well.

First song Flames And Demon Drummers show a more reflective and even hopeful band at the start with lush Psychedelic and Dreamlike grooves before the band return to their gloomy atmospheric sound. Elements of Psych Rock, Space Rock and Classic Hard Rock appear with a slight distorted path before the music turns into a heavier and groovier style of Doom/Stoner Metal. Clouds Taste Satanic do cover a lot of ground here on this song but they do this with such grace and style that there's a highly volatile melodic style especially when traces of Progressive Rock/Metal appear within the non-stop avalanche of extended jams and groovy guitar solos.

Second song Sun Death Ritual offers a bleak distorted sound with this perhaps being the most out-there track on the album. As Clouds Taste Satanic perform multiple different styles of the WEEDIAN underground scene but with a sublime SONIC and COSMIC aggressive drive. Different Psychedelic and Spaced Out textures when merged with a classic style of Doom/Stoner Riff Exploration. The song is dense, loud and superbly melodic with the band showing traces of that classic BLACK SABBATH sound. The song runs past the twenty one minute mark and the band switch to different styles of music with absolute gusto and swagger.

The second half of the album is even more VIVID with wilder song structures on the tracks Spirits Of The Green Desert and Conjuring The Dark Rider. The album becomes more heavier and gloomier with the band returning ever slightly to the Doom Metal roots. Though, the band still explore offer areas of the Heavy Stoner Rock/Metal world. There's also a deep love and influence for 1970's sounding Prog Rock, Doom, Psych Rock and Space Rock on this part of the album.

The production is wonderful with the album sounding incredible from start to finish especially when the heavier Psychedelic and Cosmic grooves appear.

Tales Of Demonic Possession is EPIC and CINEMATIC in scope with Clouds Taste Satanic delivering perhaps their best work to date and maybe the best Instrumental Rock/Metal album of the year, even this early on.

This is a must have album. So you know what to do come release time. Add this to your collection right away. This is a future classic in the making.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Sheltered Life for the promo.

Tales Of Demonic Possession will be available to buy on DD/Vinyl via Clouds Taste Satanic (USA) and Majestic Mountain Records (Europe) from February 03rd 2023.

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