Instrumental Doom Metal masters Clouds Taste Satanic embark on a new project, The Satanic Singles.
If you are unfamiliar with Clouds Taste Satanic, it is past time to get acquainted. The quick take is they compose and perform instrumental doom metal music. We did an overview article on them earlier this year (link below) that was an alacritous stroll through their catalogue. That is a good place to catch up on what they have out there.
Typically, their songs are very long – as in often around the twenty minute mark. The band has decided to try a new direction for a minute and record shorter cover songs. The Satanic Singles is a project planned to be released in four parts, one each month until February when the full length Cloud Covered album comes out (with additional tracks not released in the singles series).
Volume 1 has two tracks. Side A is a cover of Elton John’s “Funeral For A Friend,” and Side B is the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Also Sprach Zarathustra.” The second side is about what you would expect – it has a big sound in the first place, that theme, and it translates well into the band’s idiom. The Elton John cover, on the other hand, could have gone in any of a number of directions. Running at about half the length of John’s original, CTS focuses on the most compelling instrumental elements, bringing an enduring heaviness to the music but not what you would really call doom. A diversion that is an engaging difference to the Yellow Brick Road centerpiece, I’d say. Recommended.
Grab this first single at Bandcamp. There are vinyl versions, too, but some are already sold out. Check it out fast.
Overview Article on Clouds Taste Satanic, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2020/04/07/a-quick-look-at-clouds-taste-satanic/