Monday, May 28, 2012

Botanist - III: Doom in Bloom / Allies

Botanist - Doom in Bloom / Allies has been released on the Verdant Realm Bandcamp. This is a followup to the Botanist debut The Suicide Tree / A Rose From the Dead, that caused quite a stir with its post-apocalyptic botanical black metal with croaky vocals, drums, and hammered dulcimer.

Art by M.S. Waldron

Botanist - Doom in Bloom / Allies has been released on the Verdant Realm Bandcamp. This is a followup to the Botanist debut The Suicide Tree / A Rose From the Dead, that caused quite a stir with its post-apocalyptic botanical black metal with croaky vocals, drums, and hammered dulcimer.

On Doom in Bloom keyboards are added to the palette, and the croaks are supplemented with eerie whispering. The tempo has dropped, and the songs are longer, more intricate, and have moved into a kind of blackened doom territory. The dulcimer suits this style of music perfectly. It's trebly hammering creates an intense almost horrific atmosphere, as we wait for the impending floral doom



Allies is the perfect companion disk to Doom in Bloom. When you're done dulcimering you'll appreciate these full-band songs made by friends of Botanist to drum tracks from the Doom in Bloom session. A kind of Botanist alternate universe if you will, read more about it in this interview from Meat Mead Metal. You can also listen to Allies above as it is included in the Doom in Bloom stream and Bandcamp download.

Tagged with 2012, Botanist, experimental black metal
Post a Comment: