ELEPHANT TREE

"Day of Doom Live" (Magnetic Eye; 2020)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Recorded live in 2019 at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn,  Elephant Tree's "Day of Doom Live" is one of four performances captured that day in celebration of the label's tenth anniversary. (There were nine bands on the bill that day but apparently only four were recorded: Elephant Tree, Domkraft, Summoner and Horsehunter). It's a glorious wall of sludgy, down-turned sound that tumbles out of your device like a massive ocean wave flooding the shore.

The band is dead on throughout, and the music captured in such high quality that, at times, it almost sounds like a studio recording but with the vibrancy of a live performance.

If you're into the ultra-heavy and the doom, don't miss this pulverizing live recording.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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