Laying down sickening and droning doom is Beneath The Storm and their new release Devil’s Village. Devil’s Village is based off of the movie City Of The Dead, and Beneath The Storm brings a deadly style of doom to the table for this concept album. With being very close to one hour, Devil’s Village takes you through plenty of grave sites and even drags you kicking and screaming to hell. Each song has a very evil and forceful quality about it, and that same quality is what gets you lowered into your own shallow grave.
All throughout the album you get a heavy dose of buzz and fuzz that is so great that it is sure to wake the pissed off spirits in your house. After listening to Devil’s Village all the way through, when you get up to walk away your whole body will be jarred and you will begin shaking in place. Your brain will rattle and shake inside of your skull to the point of combustion.
Beneath The Storm never breaks into a fast paced stomp, instead each song is reigned in and played at a heart stopping slow pace or a mid tempo. Each song is slow and played very low, and on that same token each song is rhythmic and hypnotic. There are eight songs on this album that are capable of turning you mad.
Every song is laden with a thick amount of filth and an equal amount of evil. The evil tendencies that they portray hang around you like a dark cloud of depression, or a beast that stalks you in the night waiting for its opportune moment to strike and feast. With that being said, each song will give you doom laden nightmares for days to come.
Devil’s Village is a droning behemoth, it is a monolith, one that will not hesitate to squash you with its buzzing force. The longer run times will make you go mad and the glacier slow tempo is enough to slow the blood flow to your heart. There is enough fuzz in this album to stop up your speakers and plug your ears for hours.
All of that buzz comes from the blunt force trauma riffs and a bass that slithers along in the background. The drums are solid and pound the inside of your ears until you can’t take it anymore. The music overall is haunting and drains you of all light and hope. Pouring over the music are vocals that sound like they were screamed into a microphone from the back of a cave, and even that adds to the haunting atmosphere.
No matter where you turn, Devil’s Village is waiting in the dark to suck the soul out of you. The album is atmospheric, haunting and terrifyingly poisonous. You get melodic buzzing and droning riffs, a thick obese bass and vocals that are spectral and dark. If something haunting, atmospheric and evil is what you need, Devil’s Village will provide you with all of that.