are many ways to spend an hour! I've now spent four hours all in all listening
to the four tracks on Black Salvation's debut release, 'Lunia'. I have a feeling
that this time is going to be the last time, if I may be blunt.
There are elements of this I like. Somewhere inside the first track, Inhale
Lucifer, there's a riff that sounds a lot like one of the riffs Entombed used on
'Left Hand Path' (I forget the title of the song, and since I'm on a plane
somewhere over China right now, I haven't got my CD collection immediately at
hand, so please bear with me).
Also, the title track, Lunia, has a certain resemblance to some of the more
psychedelic/jazzy Black Sabbath stuff. Doomed Utopia has more than a touch of
Sabbath, which of course is fine.
Apart from that, I find this album rather long and more psychedelic than
actually interesting. It's improvisational in nature, something I'm not at all a
fan of, and it's in many instances just plain messy.
If you're a fan of Black Sabbath-esque music without the brilliant riffs and a
lot more messy, then I suggest you invest in one of the 500 copies this album
was made in.