Black Salvation
Style: Psychedelic Doom
Release date: 11 September, 2011
Playing time: 62:00

There 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.

Inhale Lucifer
Doomed Utopia
Ghosts of dying Time


Label: Karge Welten Kunstverlag/Grave Temple Records
Promotion: Vast and Void
Artwork rating: 55/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 26 April, 2012
Website: Black Salvation @facebook