You know we like the Bast album. As a matter of fact we liked it so much we wanted to be involved and got on board for th cd and digital. But what we did not expect is that so many reviewers like it as much as well. A few words from them:
Cack Blabbath : Online – ‘one of the most stimulating doom records you’ll hear.’ Sludge Lord: ‘Spectres is a brilliant début album that shows Bast are on the verge of greatness.’ This is Not a Scene: 8/10 – ‘an impressive and well-crafted album that sounds immense’ Nine Hertz: ‘ Five tracks, no need for filler. Bosh.’
Today it’s officially out! So go to you local record store and pick it up. If you haven’t got a local record store you can also get cd or vinyl in our online store. Or listen to or pick up the album on Bandcamp below.
Innovative UK black metal/doom hybrid Bast have revealed another new song from their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Spectres’, entitled ‘Denizens’, and you can hear it right here, exclusively with Terrorizer.
Bast’s sound is a very interesting one indeed, drawing an equal amount of influence from avant-sludge outfits like Neurosis and Eagle Twin as they do progressive black metal like Altar Of Plagues, Winterfylleth etc. The trio don’t fit comfortably in either the black metal or doom niches however, with their bleak yet psychedelic vibrations existing in a world of its own. The record’s title track, ‘Spectres’, boded well for the rest of the album, and now ‘Denizens’ is here to tantalise us even further. It’s a pretty beastly song indeed, emphasising the band’s sludgier side with aplomb.
The Sleeping Shaman reviewed Spectres and called it: ” One of the best doom albums by a UK band – and certainly one of the best debuts – of the past few years.”
Nine Hertz adds: “I think where Bast stand out is they don’t allow themselves to be distracted. Theirs is a singular vision that rarely explores unnecessary avenues. Five tracks, no need for filler. Bosh.”
The album is available for presale at Burning World Records.com on both vinyl and cd and will be shipped out in 2 weeks from now.