Brume - Marten (2024)


Featuring a very sultry and jazzy sound, today we have Bay Area outfit Brume and their latest full-length release “Marten”. Featuring eight tracks and nearly 50 minutes of music, this release has a very hypnotic and enigmatic pace, nicely mixing Doom/Occult Rock with more experimental influences. If you are looking for something unique with a chill vibe, but with some heaviness to it, this is a very interesting release to check out.

The release opens with the magical “Jimmy”, a six-minute piece filled with moody tempo changes and hypnotic doomy riffs. Susie McMullan’s vocals are quite sultry and perfectly fit the loungey nature of the music, with tracks like “New Sadder You” and its magical cellos, “Faux Savior” and its melancholy, or the dreaminess of “Otto's Song”, showcasing the bands versatility and uniqueness of their style.

Keeping things heavy and dissonant, tracks like “How Rude” masterfully show how both sides of the band’s sound can combine to create some truly magical and punishing songs. On the more experimental and haunting side, we have tracks like “Heed Me” and “Run Your Mouth”, which feature a more atmospheric and hypnotic edge. Our favorite track has to be the highly melancholic “The Yearn” and its intoxicating pace.

As a whole, “Marten” is one of those releases that hits very heavy due to its many moods. We love how contrasting some elements sound at times, only to suddenly align and deliver an enthralling experience. If you are looking for something in between Jex Thoth and Bohren & Der Club of Gore, this release and band will certainly grab your attention.

Band: Brume Album: Marten

Label: Magnetic Eye Records

Release: May 3rd, 2024

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Genre: Experimental Doom/Stoner Rock/Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 97/100

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