It was just over a year ago that we got Domkraft’s second full-length album that caused a little bit of a reaction out of the scene and me as well a little with how well Domkraft brought their sound to life in all of its expansive excellence. I wasn’t expecting any sort of new material that could be considered a worthy follow-up to that work for at least another year at this point, but, luckily, the universe as seemingly set out to prove me wrong as it normally does. It’s with just three fresh tracks for one smacker of an EP that Domkraft shows us they’re well above only creating one work worth listening to.
I wasn’t expecting an EP when I went next into the world of Domkraft’s doom mastery, but it’s with a true understanding of their craft that they made the three tracks that adorn this new effort something to really behold as they are incredibly fun to listen to with each different one bringing forth fantastic flavors of the genre that we’ve all come to know and love. For every note that constitutes “Slow Fidelity”, there’s supreme energy that permeates every single one of those whether it be in the form of a fuzzy riff, amazing vocals that are chilling at just about every turn, or a drawn out rhythm machine that has amazing pacing that Domkraft constantly pulls off exceedingly well. Even the final track, an instrumental version of “Where We Part Ways” which also appears on this EP, is gripping in a way that only properly executed doom like this can elicit in such high quality, and it’s only fitting that a band like Domkraft can bring it to life with seemingly no effort whatsoever. Top it all off “Slow Fidelity” with grand diversity that permeates all three of these smashing tracks that show us exactly what Domkraft can bring to the table in just a year’s time, and it truly makes me salivate just thinking of what they can create if given years of time to really craft something that is made to be worshipped and loved immediately upon impact.
This entire EP is just Domkraft flexing their muscles to show us what they can bring to the table, and, to not much of a surprise, they fucking smashed it with every single song here offering something that simply must be heard for any fan of the band but especially for any fan of the style. From top to bottom, “Slow Fidelity” is a work for the modern age of doom as it checks off all the right boxes in all the right places, and it’s a work that simply cannot be ignored from a band that doesn’t know how to disappoint.
“Slow Fidelity” releases on November 8th via Blues Funeral Recordings!
LISTEN to an advanced track from “Slow Fidelity” on Bandcamp here.
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