Blood Harvest, 13.10.17 Gloam from Santa Cruz in California has been among us since 2010, without my antennas picking them up earlier.
This is their second EP, in addition to the band having a demo and an album under their studded belts.
The quartet performs doomy black metal with discouraged moods from the wilderness.
Death is the Beginning contains a ca three minute intro and two sounds between seven and eight minutes each.
The intro Anguish seems to me a little bit odd, but that might be an advantage in terms of idiosyncrasy. It builds slowly up to the first regular song, ...of a Carrion Kind. This song is of a kind that doesn't give me a whole lot. The song is alright, albeit rather mediocre, and I've heard its equivalent too many times to become impressed.
The title track Death Is the Beginning begins slow and doomy, and appeals to a somewhat greater extent. Even when the pace rises and the song sounds more like the first one, it retains a stronger glow of atmosphere.
The music the guys make ain't bad, but it doesn't stand out enough to give me any notable impression.
But do listen for yourself. Perhaps the band might have a different effect on your fragile mind.