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High Priests Of Saturn: Son Of Earth And Sky

Album Review

Norway’s doom/psych pilgrims find their home amongst the stars

This trio’s 2013 debut brought hulking doom riffs, delivered with the genre’s signature tone and bathed with 70s-revering Hammond organ.

It’s a reverence that’s been nurtured, the band recruiting a fourth member on keyboard and setting sail on a psychedelic journey. Son Of Earth And Sky makes for a spellbinding listen, the languid, bluesy doom of Aeolian Dunes conjuring images of desolate, alien expanses under purple skies. Chords turn to fuzz at their edges, bumping gently into each other while vocalist Merethe Heggeset dreams out loud, her voice detached, drifting on solar winds. 

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