Spirit Adrift – “Chained To Oblivion”

a1061648026_16It would probably be easiest for me to say that I like the debut EP from Spirit Adrift more than their debut full length “Chained To Oblivion.” I’ll see if I can figure out why! I was a big fan of the EP “Behind-Beyond” because both songs were epics and had many sections and movements to them. Yes it’s doom but it also struck me as prog at times as well. Both songs have a ton of great riffs.

So I was very excited to hear that they were doing a full length. After listening to it, I like it but it just didn’t hit me the same way as the EP. It’s definitely doom and has some good riffs but I felt like the riffs were too repetitive. The danger with doom is that it’s slow so when a riff repeats too much, I feel like it’s not going anywhere. That was the case here.

“Psychic Tide” has a good riff but it’s basically a one riff song. “Marzanna” is slower still and just never does much for me. I think between it and the next song “Form and Force,” there are riffs for one song. The band is a really good doom band but I apparently got the wrong impression from the EP that they had more going on. “Chained to Oblivion” seems more basic than I care for personally. If you like slow, lumbering doom, I think you will enjoy this album. If you were expecting more like I was, you’re gonna have a bad time.

Rating: 6/10

1. Psychic Tide
2. Marzanna
3. Form and Force
4. Chained To Oblivion
5. The Hum Of Our Existence

Label: Prosthetic Records
Bandcamp: spiritadrift.bandcamp.com/album/chained-to-oblivion

About Rob

I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music...progressive music!
This entry was posted in doom, stoner metal and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s