Sarlacc Productions 2021 – Brandnew US Folk-rockin’ prog-ish occult rock n’ heavy/traditional doom with Phil Swanson on vocals (EX-Atlantean Kodex, Hour of 13, Briton Rites, Seamount, and (lately) Sumerlands)
Limited to 200 copies on Black vinyl, Includes insert and download Card.
For Fans of Ashbury, Hour of 13, Sumerlands
With their 3rd album (and first since 2014!) Vestal Claret returns with their classic heavy/doom sound but spices it up with a folky/psychdelic 60s vibe. Make no mistakes, this is classic Vestal Claret with the instantly recognizable vocals of Phil Swanson and the heavy riffs of Simon Tuzzoli. If you loved all their previous work, then this is a must have for you.
Moving entirely away from composing tense, stomping heavy metal numbers towards an earthen, oft ethereally charged score that is perhaps better labeled occult/folk heavy rock if only for its deeper ties to the glowing ease of 60’s and dawning apocalyptic surrealism of the 70’s. Swanson‘s role as the lyricist and vocalist found his modus entirely on the road, writing lyrics on a year’s transience. The result is one of his most brutal performances, baring nothing short of a cursed soul on paper rationalizing through prose and poetry writ entirely possessed by solitude. Free in motion of creation and certainly free of distraction in isolation, yet somehow each musician collides with another in creation of powerfully doomed rock music. All the change, growth, trials, tribulation and meditation in the world and still their personalities shine through, heads hanging. © by grizzlybutts)
8.Edge of Sanity 05:33
9.Devil's Dust 04:52