Causticgod mix traditional doom metal, heavy metal, and stoner metal together across these 44 minutes.
The songs combine the various elements from the aforementioned genres in quite a natural way, as there’s a fair bit of overlap to certain parts of these styles.
There are some good riffs peppered across the tracks, and the songs show a decent understanding of what makes this kind of music listenable and enjoyable.
The singer’s voice is loud and proud, carrying conviction and weight. He’s probably a little prominent in the music for my tastes, but this is a relatively minor quibble, especially as this issue is largely fixed when he adds a rougher edge to his voice rather than purely using his cleaner delivery.
A promising debut for this new band. With a few stylistic tweaks they could be on to something quite worthwhile here.
Have a listen.