Bast Spectres Review

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Bast spectres review

‘Spectres’ by Bast

Review by Matthew Green

This album could only have come out in the here and now. With metals black, heavy and, especially DOOM melded and spliced together in such bravura fashion, Bast have created something that inches the boundaries of Metal ever further.

Vocals shriek from icy wastelands and bellow across vast plains, guitars ooze, ripple and gallop like warm tar, icicles and majestic steeds while the rhythm section is both crisp and rumbling, strict and loose – all of which was corralled wonderfully by producer Chris Fielding at SkyHammer Studios, which may explain the hint of Conan wafting over these grooves.

So much potential and so many possibilities present themselves here and I very much hope that a couple of albums down the line we are proud to rank Bast alongside the Electric Wizard as the absolute finest of British Metal.

 

Find more Bast links here.

Pick your copy up in the UK on cassette of vinyl from Blackbow Records here and in europe on CD, and vinyl from Burning World Records here.

 

Bast will be supporting Conan on their upcoming UK tour.  Dates are as follows:

Conan and Bast UK tour 2014:

March 14th Nottingham, Stuck on a Name Studios

March 15th Bournemouth, The Anvil

March 16th Birmingham, The Asylum 2

March 17th Glasgow, Audio

March 18th Aberdeen, Downstairs

March 19th Manchester, Kraak Gallery

March 20th Cardiff, The Full Moon (also with Spider Kitten and Gorgantuan)

March 21st Brighton, The Prince Albert

March 22nd London, Electrowerkz (also with Indian and Dead Existence) – ticket link

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