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The Spirit Cabinet - Hystero Epileptic Possesed

The Spirit Cabinet
Hystero Epileptic Possesed
by Dominik Cheliński at 14 October 2015, 10:35 PM

THE SPIRIT CABINET is a creation of pure dutch witchery.The Netherlands scene Is full of mixed genres. Take JUDAS PRIEST and paint it black.  Here you go, high quality black/doom flavored album. Tastes a little bit like a CANDLEMASS. "Hystero Epileptic Possessed" is a pretty accurate album name. Expect darkness, tombs, ravens and leather. Some says its sketchy, and others says it's just classic. The Album has came in wrong times. The release occurred on 14th August 2015, but its an opus torn straight outta 80's. It brings back a lot of good memories and has quiet a nostalgic feeling to it.

Snake, the vocalist, managed to keep the old-school NWOBH spirit. Band took advantage of his vocal skills. Songs accelerate and relieve to typical doom metal tempo. It gives a lot of space for vocal show ups. The blackened style is manifested in occasional melodic-tremolo riffs (but is easy to sense it in band named track  "The Spirit Cabinet" where harsh yell of singer is just magnificent, or "Convulsions"). Band takes much more from the Doom genre. For example, first and last  2 minutes of "Credulity" is pure Doom. As I said before these parts are in every song on the album. but still the core is made of a catchy heavy metal riffing, either groovy or vivacious. Switches between riffs are smooth. Thanks to this style and composition songs are neither predictable nor boring. It's hard to accomplish in such old and exploited genre. Still a little bit dusty, but for sure not rusty.

This 4-piece band is made of veterans. Dutch necromancy is a powerful thing, it brings the old-school spirits back to life. The "old grandpa" of heavy metal has risen again. Entertaining, vivacious, tells stories and legends to the world metal kids. Here people, listen and learn how it was done in the past.

4 Star Rating

1.The Black Lodge
3.The Spirit Cabinet
Snake McRuffkin - Vocals
Johnny Hällström - Guitars
Erich Vilsmeier – Drums
Cromwell Fleedwood - Bass
Record Label: Van Records


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