|Review: Khemmis - Absolution|
Label: 20 Bucks Spin
Year released: 2015
Genre: Doom Metal
Review online: February 26, 2018
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 2.83/5 (56.67%) (6 Votes)
I am often suspicious of US Doom, because too much of it is either stoner or sludge masquerading as actual music. I had not heard of Khemmis before, but this is their debut from 2015. I guess it must be getting a re-release, because otherwise I'm not sure why it's in my queue. Regardless, this band is definitely a real Doom band, and this is a solid album of heavy traditional Doom.
This has the expected heaviness, but the riffs are more inventive and draw in a lot of Traditional Metal influences, rather than just rote Sabbath worship. A real highlight are the vocals, which are a high, clear tenor that delivers with real flair. There are some harsh vocals used to counterpoint, and they are not bad, but not really necessary. If you like your Doom with a kick of Traditional Metal and hate the trend of Doom bands with bad singers, then Khemmis are worth a look.
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