Queen Elephantie are a band from Rhode island that plays a mixture of doom metal, sludge and drone with touches of psychedelic and ethnic music and this is a review of their 2013 album "Scarab" which was released by Heart And Crossbone Records.
The music starts out with some Hindi style music sounds and drum beats and a minute later dark sounding guitar riffs are added into the music and they bring a 70's doom metal sound to the recording as well as bringing in some powerful sounding bass guitars and then some melodic vocals make their presence known in the music.
As the album progresses the music gets more psychedelic and experimental and the music also starts to speed up at times and a variety of many different musical instruments are added into the recording and this album brings a lot of new elements to a doom metal record that has not been explored by any band of this genre until now while mixing older genres of metal and psychedelia with ethnic sounds and the music would be a perfect setting for a shamanistic trance with all of the drones this album produces and on the last song there is some ritualistic chanting being utilized and then the music starts going into another great display of heaviness and psychedelia sounds.
Song lyrics cover darkness and metaphysical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording as well as all of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Queen Elephante are a very great sounding mixture of doom metal, drone, ethnic and psychedelic music and if you are a fan of those musicla genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Veil" and "Snake". RECOMMENDED BUY.