CHRCH - Light Will Consume Us All (Neurot Recordings) 2018
Holy Shit! Sacramento, California based doom band Chrch have just changed the normal perceptions of what Doom Metal should sound like… Light Will Consume Us All is an epic and thrilling effort that perfectly balances a wicked – almost supernatural – vocal presence with an abundance of depth, with passages of calmess and ambient interludes, all packed to clash with these enormous gargantuan riffs.
This serves as proof that experimenting with the sound doesn’t necessarily translate into compromising. Chrch’s ambitious and organic sound reaches new heights and transcends the traditional doom, psych rock, drone and even black metal elements of their sound. From the slow and perfect blend of height and emotional depth of opening track “Infinite” to the expansive density of “Portals” and the increasing subtlety and crushing intensity of closing track “Aether”, there’s this sense of aggression and heaviness. At the same time, we are consumed by the album’s beautiful and exquisite dynamic. Chrch’s sophomore album, Light Will Consume Us All, is a straight-forward and cathartic masterpiece and was made to be contemplated in its entirety.