A Two Song Masterpiece by: Dö
Astral: Death / Birth – CD // DD
Self Released: May 26, 2017
Review By: Terry “The Ancient One” Cuyler
Hey Metal-heads this is The Ancient One here with some ear candy for everyone. And, today’s flavor is Döömer . Yes you read it correctly Döömer a term coined by Dö to describe the music they play which they say is a blend of doom, sludge, stoner and a bit of death/black Metal. Dö states on its Facebook page that the bands origins go back to 2007 but Döömer is only a recent musical avenue they have been developing for the the past few years.
From what I have gleaned about Dö from their Facebook and Bandcamp pages the trio of doomsters from Helsinki, Finland: Big Dog – Guitar, Deaf Hank – Vox & Bass, Joe E. Deliverance (‘E’ stands for ‘Epic’) (Drums & Vox) have gained a cult following, of what the band calls Döömernauts among doom fans. And after hearing their 3 previous releases I found my question “What makes their sound special?” Well, it was answered with a resounding WoW!!
In their quest to keep the Rock Rollin’ on May 26th Dö released it’s fourth EP Astral: Death / Birth a 20 minute, 2 song masterpiece that was recorded live in the Dö practice den. Beginning with the 7 min 46 sec Astral: Death begins with big slow and fuzzy sludge riffs accompanied by some terrifying vocals that left me feeling like a mouse trying to avoid getting stomped on. Arising like a Phoenix from the ashes of the first song Astral Birth seems like an homage to bands like Sleep, Om, Electric Wizard or a perfect example of what Dö calls Döömer. Get this EP give Dö a like on Facebook and tell everyone on Bandcamp why you like them. The End Result…to quote the band, “20 minutes of raging astral winds!!” Highly Recommend!!
How to pronounce “Dö”: http://www.forvo.com/word/d%C3%B6/
Big Dog (Guitar)
Deaf Hank (Vox & Bass)
Joe E. Deliverance (‘E’ stands for ‘Epic’) (Drums & Vox)
Ex-members – May the RIFF be with you: Peat Rex (Drums)