The label Ritual Productoins researches the field of the avant-garde doom metal, and
presents us a band formed from genetic and musically connected formations on
the English stage.
For year and a half it released three
products of 11 PARANOIAS, all of them with a different material. Missing
the half an hour long vinyl releases, here we will focus on the first real
full length album of the band.
The slow rhythm takes us in a very
psychedelic environment. The music evokes a very strong memory of „Ummagumma“ of PINK FLOYD. The noisy background, the monotony bass, and the whispering vocal
carry this feeling. The lots of echo on vocals and the enriched with noises
background of however modest performance is very interesting, while the acid
rock rarely is used by the contemporary metal bands. The drums and the bass
are minimized as complexity. The heavy riffs are slow while the marking solos
have non-standard blends reaching even the sound of indefinite wind
instrument. Some high vocals hide imperceptible hysteria that is drowning in
the whole noise.
While plenty of the contemporary stoner/sludge bands reach for diverse music influences that need
long descriptions, after the first admiration of the sound decision passes, 11 PARANOIAS remain
absolutely static on the already described features. The songs begin to sound
unified and could even bore some of more choleric listeners.
The long compositions enter their theme dilatory and offer a
continuous return to the main idea. Doom metal stylistics
loads up the songs additionally with psychedelic feeling.
The interesting experiments of the
Englishmen do not succeed to unfold because of the monotonous sound and as if
stupid decision for it. I expect the high productivity of the trio to
overcome this passion for the second vinyl of
till now I am only waiting.