Eremit - Desert Ghouls (2020)


Hailing from Germany, today we have Doom/Sludge Metal wizards Eremit and their two-song EP “Desert Ghouls”. Aimed at fans of the ‘power of the riff’, this release delivers nearly 20 minutes of crunchy guitars and a sluggish pace. For fans of bands like Conan, Bongripper, and Sleep, this release showcases an up-and-coming band with enough chops to make it.

This 10” vinyl release opens with the crafty riffing of “Beheading the Innumerous”. For around 8 minutes and change the band unleashes a warm and fuzzy riffing barrage that is nicely complemented by Moritz Fabian snarls. On side B we get treated to “City of Râsh-il-nûm” and its hypnotic opening that suddenly transforms into a headbangers paradise with incisive guitars, engaging guitar leads, and superbly crafted drum patterns.

The band’s music is engaging and entertaining, while there are plenty of influences visible, the band seems to be slowly building onto their own sound. Only for collectors, “Desert Ghouls” is a strictly limited release, so be sure to grab your copy before they are all gone.

Band: Eremit Album: Desert Ghouls

Label: Transcending Obscurity Records

Release: July 17th, 2020

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Genre: Doom/Sludge Metal

Country: Germany

Rating: 85/100

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