Today, American doom upstarts Early Moods stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut mini-album, Spellbound , in its advance of its release date . Set for international release on September 25th via Dying Victims Productions , hear Early Moods ’ Spellbound in its entirety HERE at Dying Victims ' Bandcamp.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Early Moods formed in 2015 as an amalgamation of various experienced acts such as Rude, Fortress (California), (ex-)Skeletal Remains, and Nightmare (USA). From the beginning, the goal was simple yet sturdy: to pay homage to such classic bands as Candlemass, Witchfinder General, Pentagram, Trouble, and the almighty Black Sabbath. However, it wasn’t until 2020 when the band’s first recording appeared, originally self-released digitally on April 20 th .
Bearing the evocative title Spellbound , form surely meets content here, as Early Moods entrance the listener with molten grooves and bewitching atmosphere; this is tried-and-true HEAVY DOOM that doesn’t step past 1980! Naturally, traces of the aforementioned influences are tastefully spread across the 27-minute record, but each of its five component songs convey an alluring, addicting identity that’s entirely their own. Not for nothing are Early Moods monikered as such, for their aeons-old aura and doomed-out swagger bespeaks an impossibly eldritch aspect – precisely, the kind’s perfect for proto-doom and its eventual genesis into traditional doom.
Darkly colored with sulfurous leads that’ll ruin your day, Early Moods dare you to gaze into their crystal ball and become Spellbound !
Fully gaze that crystal ball HERE at Dying Victims ' Bandcamp. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Early Moods' Spellbound 1. Spellbound [4:29] 2. Starless [5:09] 3. Isolated [4:25] 4. Desire [7:02] 5. Living Hell [5:24]