If you would like to experience a nice acid trip without taking the drug at all, you don’t need to look any further than Legba. Above is Legba’s self titled debut and within this record you will find five songs that give you nothing but trippy doom and fuzzed out riffs to lose yourself in. This release is inviting and once you listen you can’t not stay for a while. Each song is captivating and mesmerizing, and even when Legba breaks the low and slow mold you get a romping headbanging tempo that is still just as inviting and captivating.
There is just about everything you would need or want from doom in this record. Only five songs make an appearance here but those five songs span across thirty-four minutes, and within that allotted time you get brain buzzing and hallucination inducing doom. Each song is smooth and pours out of the speakers like a silky haze and wrap themselves around your ears and brain. Low and slow dirges of occult doom waft through the air supplying you with vivid soundscapes and dark yet hypnotizing atmospheres.
Legba does a great job of getting you lost inside of their music as they provide you with more than just doom to listen to. They give you thick atmosphere, winding soundscapes as well as romping headbanging tempos to break up the hallucinogenic doom that they ladle out to you in droves. Legba weaves a lot of material into this album in a relatively short amount of time and with that being said, this record takes a few listens to have the full effect sink in.
From song to song you get different sounds and styles of play every time. One minute you can be listening to a mesmerizing intro that then plummets you into a doom frenzy that jars and rattles your brain. And more than that, Legba weaves slower tempos with faster tempos to give you some variation and to keep you even more on the edge of your seat. No matter what sound or tempo or atmosphere you get throughout this record, there is one thing that you know for a fact and that is that every song is heavy and entirely intoxicating.
These doom heathens provide you with plenty of slithering and cryptic riffs to wrap your head around as well as thick and thunderous bass lines and solid drumming. Coming forth through the wall of thick buzzing noise are the vocals that transition between haunting cleans and demonic growls and when everything is sewn together what you get is a listen that washes your mind in acid only to set it free in the vivid soundscapes that are provided for you.
This self titled debut is a highly memorable listen and you find yourself going back for more and more. This record has all of the buzzing-fuzzed-out-stoner doom sounds that you would come to want from a doom record and ultimately with all of the elements that Legba packs into this record, you get something that is heavy and intoxicating.