|Review: Kaula - Avadhuta Gita Chapter 1|
|Avadhuta Gita Chapter 1|
Label: Doomentia Records
Year released: 2011
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: November 20, 2011
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
for:Avadhuta Gita Chapter 1
Rated 3/5 (60%) (4 Votes)
The debut release from Italian band Kaula is one hell of a bizarre experience. Billed as black metal, this is quite experimental, flowing at an almost funeral doom pace. In places this is slow, drawn out, grim music that once it sucks you in delivers an oppressive atmosphere that never ceases to push you down.
The album makes use of whispers, demonic vocals, feedback, organs and a host of programming and ambience that helps create the atmosphere. For the most part this kind of meshes into a drone, although nowhere near the likes of Earth or Sunn O))). The pace does pick up to a standard doom pace from time to time, but for the most part this is painfully slow, and brooding.
I can't quite tell if this is brilliant or garbage, it does create quite a rather convincing atmosphere but isn't really something I'd put on more than once or twice a year. If you like experimental drawn out music then I'd imagine you could find something of note here. Those aside, this has next to no cross-over appeal and as such is probably destined to obscurity.
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