Season of Mist (2012)
Downtempo/Metal/Minimalistic, or maybe Sludge, Stoner, Doom, no matter how the band describe themselves, they sound like slowly played hardcore. It doesn't surprise me this band hails from California, US, where according to popular media, marijuana is overabundant. They should have been nice and deliver a couple of grams to go along with the promo as this album only entertains (mildly) when the listener is stoned off his ass.
Produced to sound like a wall of sound with prominent bass, obscure, droning guitars, every single song sounds alike. The vocals, again, sound generic, screamed and modified so you have no chance to make out any individuality.
Formed "by a bunch of middle school kids", those kids probably have never even thought about the reason they think their musical contribution should be worth listening. The way band names are dropped in the liner notes strongly suggests that at their core, they are just another coverband trying out their own songs. Maybe a concept would have helped. In their defence, there are so many bands out in any given genre that creating something outstanding is hard. That doesn't justify more than one Imhotep-head, though.
Rating: 1 / 6
Composed by Lennard Bertram