It’s not quite my favorite genre, but “Dark As Light” still stir up the interest, it’s a gloomy and dynamic travel into the psychedelic soaked heavy side of instrumental doom. It’s quite funny, a warm, glowing orange cover for this kind of pretty dark and – no better match right now in my mind – oppressive music.
The band was formed in Athens, Greece, in Autumn of 2006 by George G. – guitar (ex-Choir Macabre) and John K. – guitar (Afformance). Later they were joined by drummer Serafim G. (also of Uranium Cardinals) and without pre-set ideas on how or what to play theyâ€™ve started rehearsing giving birth to the first main riffs that would later on constitute the nucleus of what was next to come. They released their self-titled debut album in 2009 and “Dark As Light” is their second full-length album consist in four elaborated and extensive tracks – the shortest one have 11.32 minutes.
It’s a gloomy, slow grinding blend of psychedelic, space and progressive and stoner rock with doom metal left-overs, sounds like Cathedral had a jam high on weeds with Hawkwind. It may be a little bit tiring, and perhaps some vocals would light up the atmosphere, but still, this is a dark, but interesting trip, the two guitar players brings a few nice solos and the drummer have some really interesting rhythms, breaks and rhythmic formulas.