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.
The UK’s blackened doomers BAST prepare to unleash their debut album ‘Spectres’ which is a co-release between Burning World Records and Black Bow Records, the new label founded by Jon Davis of Conan and more recently the man behind SkyHammer Studio.
‘Spectres’, which was also the first to be recorded at SkyHammer Studio with Chris Fielding at the helm, will see the light of day in early 2014, Burring World will handle the CD version while Black Bow will release it on 180 gram heavy weight black vinyl limited to 300 copies and just 50 cassettes. Artwork was also realised by the bands very own Craig Bryant.
You can watch the first track of the album below on Youtube.
Jon Davis (Conan/Black Bow) commented on release.. “It is with great pride that I can announce the first release on Black Bow Records. The first album to be recorded at Skyhammer Studio, with Chris Fielding on production duties. Visuals were lovingly crafted by Craig Bryant (vocals / guitar). This will be released on black vinyl, limited to 300 copies. Worldwide shipping. This album sounds like a thousand bloodied hands, smashing your face from your skull.”
BAST is a trio specialising in an unhealthy blend of Black Metal and Doom. With a flair for experimentation and emphasis on storytelling, the debut full-length ‘Spectres’ weaves together a hatful of heavy and a pinch of psychedelia to take you on a journey of Godless riffs and crippling atmosphere.
Pre-orders for the cd and vinyl (or combination of the 2) are now being taken at Burningworldrecords.com. Vinyl is limited to 300. Click click.