Monday, 3 May 2021

Domkraft - Seeds

Monday, new week, let's present "Record Of The Week"

Like a phoenix, DOMKRAFT rise from the ashes of their previous apocalyptic-themed albums with third full-length "Seeds", released April 30, 2021. The latest album from the psychedelic riff-doom trio focuses on the idea of emerging from the ruins to start anew, building something different and better beyond the cataclysm. In the midst of 2020's summer heatwave, the Swedes headed to Welfare Sounds Studio in Gothenburg for three days to nail down a new epic that feels raw and alive with studio heads Kalle Lilja and Per Stålberg. With due credit to the mixing wizardry of Karl Daniel Lidén (GREENLEAF, KATATONIA, LOWRIDER), DOMKRAFT's trademark heft is more prominent than ever, and the ambitious lyrical themes add context to the always-massive riffs and hypnotizing flow. The Crazy-Ass 3-D cover artwork by longtime associate Björn Atldax.

Martin Wegeland - Bass, Vocals
Anders Dahlgren - Drums
Martin Widholm - Guitars

Originally, DOMKRAFT bonded over a mutual love for SPACEMEN 3, MONSTER MAGNET, SLEEP, and HAWKWIND among others. Drawing from the heaviest of their combined influences, the trio from Stockholm crafted a sound that blends towering dirges, mind-bending psychedelia, and hypnotic minimalism, which is embodied by their monolithic 2016 debut album "The End of Electricity" and 2018 follow-up "Flood".

With "Seeds", DOMKRAFT has drawn a detailed map to a groove-driven heavy rock utopia, where humankind can evolve and unite. This psychedelic sludge piece of art has to be heard and watched with 3D glasses to experience fully. The album alternates between the slow-half pace manners with heavy riffing and some breather moments where the slower tempos explode into a more three-quarters bang! The melodic guitars are absolutely wonderful in their monotonous grandeur. Backed by slick and relentless bass licks and thunderous dirty drums and the sludgy and painful vocals makes this an unstoppable force.

From the fantastic opener "Seeds" where they fire off the whole battery that follows up in the "Perpetuator", "Into Orbit" and "Dawn Of Man" until it's time for the fifth tune "Tremors" where we get a more laidback piece that echos in the shadow of the thick mist for a while until the heavy monotonous riffing takes place. The vocals oscillate between the restrained and the slightly mad scream that Martin Wegeland fully masters. "Krank Blekhet" is a short and moody interlude that somehow smooths everything out with a much-needed breathing pause before it's time to end it all with the album closer, "Audiodome", that doesn't waste anything, just blasting off into the stratosphere in a almost ten minutes DOMKRAFT finale without its equal, wonderful, simply wonderful! The album is marvelous crafted, the heaviness is really heavy and more encompassing than ever, I feel completely dull after a lap and just want to play more. DOMKRAFT has again evolved, grown, and created an organic and electric album where they have dignified their experiences in a majestic way. Better living through monolithic volume!

Sum: Follow the "Seeds" on the avenue of pulsating despair, a must-have in your collection!
Got this boxset delivered on Sunday by a long-time friend, thank you for this amazing thing!

Today's tune "Seeds" is the title tune from the latest album, enjoy!

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