Spectral Haze are a band from Norway that plays a very ritualistic and psychedelic form of doom rock and this is a review of their 2014 album "I.E.V.: Transmuted Nebula Remains" which will be released in November by Soulseller Records.
Psychedelic drones start off the ep before adding in a heavy bass line which leads up to a 70's doom metal sound while also keeping around the psych elements and you can also hear a bit of stoner rock in the bands musical style and after the first track which is all instrumental the band also brings in a good mixture of both slow and mid paced parts.
Some of the tracks on the ep are very long and epic in length and once vocals are added into the vocals they are in a melodic 70's rock and metal direction while also having a touch of 90's stoner and grunge to them and after awhile 70's style proto metal and rock guitar solos can be heard in certain sections of the recording as well as the vocals getting more aggressive and demonic at times.
All of the songs have a tripped out effect that would be a perfect atmosphere to listening to after smoking some weed or do some mushrooms or acid and after awhile a brief instrumental is added onto the recording which shows the psychedelic effects having a more powerful sounding presence before heading into a track that brings the energy of punk rock onto the recording and they close the album with another very long and epic track which is also another instrumental.
Spectral Haze creates a very psychedelic and 70's orientated form of doom metal which also adds in some stoner rock elements and some modern modern aggressive sludge elements to create a very dark, heavy and ritualistic sound, the production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover Eastern Mysticism and Occultism.
In my opinion Spectral Haze are a very great sounding ritualistic and psychedelic doom rock band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mercurian Mantra" and "Triads And Trishulas". 8/5 out of 10.