This is the fourth album from Brimstone Coven, a rock band from the US.
Here we have 35 minutes of endearing rock that mixes together elements of proto-metal and doom rock to produce music that has a 70s feel, while not being overly beholden to it. Bands like Black Sabbath, Pentagram, and Deep Purple, with hints of Alice in Chains, are your rough guides to Brimstone Coven’s sound, but there’s more than enough individuality here to justify checking out The Woes of a Mortal Earth.
With plenty of tasty licks and a classic song-based approach that comes across as earthy and natural, Brimstone Coven’s music feels simultaneously old and new. It has an intimate feeling that comes from a well-worn style, while concurrently largely avoiding falling into staleness or too many genre traps.
The songs are well-written and easy to absorb. It’s a very relaxing trip into the band’s well-developed world, with the music flowing effortlessly into the airwaves. The vocals in particular seem to just slide out into the world. The dual singers are very competent in their roles and deliver some very pleasing harmonies. The vocals add a strong focal point to the band’s music, although it should be pointed out that the music could probably mostly stand on its own with only a few amendments if it needed to.
I enjoyed The Woes of a Mortal Earth and would recommend it for anyone who is into this sort of music. The songs are strong, and the album has easy replay value. Make sure you check out Brimstone Coven’s latest, I doubt you’ll be disappointed.