Thursday, September 27, 2018

LP Review: "Ah Puch" by Dirge

Ah Puch
There is something very special about Doom Metal to me. It's the one type of metal that reaches out to touch the ancients. So, Doom always gets a look from me.

Pune, India's Dirge is preparing to unleash their concept album about ancient Mayan mythology onto the rest of the world. Thanks to the magic of the internet, this indie record can be in your ears too.

A doom metal concept record from a country without a vaunted metal scene. This ticks all of my boxes personally, but none of that matters without the strength of the music to back it up.

This is a slow tempo, Godzilla stomp of a doom metal record. The thick sludge has just the right amount of filth to it. One can almost feel the sweltering jungles of the Yucatan.

Ah Puch has just enough musical diversity mixed in with droning doom to keep the long songs and album flowing on an even keel. The vocals are pained and impassioned. The guitars are riffy. The rhythm section holds the flow to a steady drip drip pace.

Ah Puch has put Dirge on my radar.

Release: 10/19/18 FACEBOOK BANDCAMP

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