Kreyskull are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of doom metal and heavy rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "Tower Witch" which will be released in October by Inverse Records.
Psychedelic sounds start off the album before going into more of a heavy old school doom metal direction along with some melodic clean singing vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the band also brings in a great amount of 70's progressive rock elements into their musical sound as well as a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts.
The solos and leads the band uses are heavily influence by both 70's metal and hard rock which they also add into the riffing as well and in certain sections of the recording you can also hear a small amount of jazz elements which where very common for a lot of 70's occult rock, progressive and metal bands to experiment with 40 years ago while they are done in a more modern direction.
When acoustic guitars are added into the music they enhance the progressive and retro 70's style atmosphere of the recording and on the title track there is a brief use of female vocals before going into a short intro that includes melodic and ritualistic chanting before making a return back to a heavier musical direction.
Kreyskull goes back to the 70's styles of doom metal and heavy rock to create an album that is very retro and old school sounding but done in a more modern style, the productions sounds very professional while the lyrics cover occult and supernatural themes.
In my opinion Kreyskull are a very great sounding mixture of doom metal and heavy rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Night Of The Waking Octopus" "Tower Witch" "Evil Absolute Blues" and "Kingdom Falling". 8/5 out of 10.