Coming up with any sort of new music in today’s world where it seems that near everything that can be done has been done, but that doesn’t stop bands like Mindkult from diving head first in and giving it their all. If more bands would be able to pump out albums like “Witch’s Oath” then it’d be very common outside of people like us who constantly seek out new talent that albums like this would blow up instantly because of how interesting the material is. The scant four tracks off this debut EP demonstrate what can still be done with doom metal as Mindkult take things slightly into psychedelic territory to create this sensation that while other bands have truly mastered on other, greater levels, Mindkult definitely makes its voice heard and shows that it’s nothing to be scoffed at. While there are some things that I personally think could’ve been done better (namely the mastering and mixing unless that was intentional in which case ignore the man typing nonsense), but in the end it is really hard to call “Witch’s Oath” anything less of fucking well done. From the not so intense vocals to the weird, off putting atmosphere that surrounds every second of the album, Mindkult has created a sound that is by no means new, but it is still definitely something to behold should you be any sort of a fan of doom. This is just simply one of those records that you hear and it’s hard to resist listening to unless you’re just that fucking stubborn, and upon listening you can’t help but realize how much potential Mindkult displays with “Witch’s Oath” alone and how much you want to hear a follow up.
You can stream “Witch’s Oath” on Bandcamp here.
- King and Priest
- Witch’s Oath
- Serpent’s Nest
- Chief of Devils