Wednesday 1 April 2015

HOOF - Seraph Of Saturn (EP Review)

Seraph of Saturn cover art

Album Type: EP
Date Released: March 30th 2015
Label: Self Released

Seraph Of Saturn - Track Listing

1.Black Drug 05:56
2.Hail The Unholy 05:00
3.Forbidden Pact 02:48
4.Putrid Altar 06:20
5.Cessation 01:52


Seth Randolph
Aaron Sanford
Brandon Davis


HOOF is a three piece doom band from Fairmont, WV.


HOOF is the type of band that I love promoting on Sludgelord. A band that comes along and literally impresses me in a big way with their heavy riffs that soon get under your skin. HOOF deal in heavy pounding Doom/Sludge Metal riffs that harks back to the early days of High On Fire with an ode to Black Sabbath here and there.

Their debut EP – Seraph Of Saturn – is a strange and very dark EP as it ventures from fast-paced riffs to the more strange experimental occult overtones of sublime 3rd track – Forbidden Pact. Though opening track – Black Drug – will have you fast-paced sludge metal junkies on edge with it's style of blistering style of angry riffs and superb vocals to match. Seraph Of Saturn is an EP you need to play very LOUD to get the full effect.

Fourth track – Putrid Affair – carries on the heavier carnage from opening track – Black Drug – but gives it a more doom and gloom makeover that sees HOOF become demented murderous mad-men of the riff. Embrace this with open arms if you dare. Definitely the EP's standout track as the band even include a trippy psychedelic occult rock sound near the middle of the song.

This is an outstanding debut EP from HOOF as it's contains a ton of great ideas that one listen to the EP is never enough. If you're a fan of 70s style Classic Doom Metal, Occult Rock and modern day Sludge/Stoner Metal then Seraph Of Saturn is the EP for you. This is a dark and mysterious tale that you won't be able to get enough of. Check it out for yourself as Seraph Of Saturn is available to buy on BandCamp Buy Now.

Brilliant Stuff!!!!

Written by Steve Howe

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