Monday, 5 August 2019

REVIEW: Beastmaker, "Eye of the Storm" (EP)

By: Richard Maw

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 22/02/2019
Label: Shadow Kingdom Records

“Eye of The Storm” CD//DD//LP track listing:

1). Eye of the Storm
2). Shadows
3). My Only Wish
4). Celestial Glow

The Review: 

Another four track EP from these Californian denizens of doom. Since flying Rise Above's nest for creative control and a much busier release schedule, Trevor William Church and friends have worked hard to put out a lot of new music. Haunt (Church's other band) may be making a lot of waves these days, deservedly so, but I think Beastmaker are the better of the two bands. 

Truthfully, there is a lot of Pagan Altar/Witchfinder General/Angel Witch et al present here- just as there is in Haunt's output- but that does not dilute the power here at all. The title track comes across like Cauldron slowing down and playing doom, whilst “Shadows” sounds as British as can be- to hear it is to recognise a band seemingly straight out of Birmingham, not sunny California. 

“Eye of the Storm” is available HERE

Band info: bandcamp || facebook