SVART RECORDS has released many albums of the doomy variety, so I often check their roster for something new when my need for warm distortion and a slower pace compels me. I first found out about the label when I heard the ultra delicious GOATESS album (that is the name of the band as well as the album). The song “Oracle” has made instant fans. you can hear this song by clicking HERE but I warn you that you will not rest until you then find the whole album. Luckily, it is easy to purchase (as you should… don’t be a parasite)
Bathsheba is a band that I hastily classified as doom but that is just a starting point. The guitar flirts with other forms, and the tempo sometimes reaches thrash speed. The doom fuzz is an apt flavoring. Add to this the female vocals and you have the tasty treat for the songs. She varies her performance, just as the guitars do. She can sing sweetly in parts but also can make her voice gruff in other parts. She also evildoers words in a more flat way in some parts where she is more like a temptress, or a storyteller. Indeed, the lyrics are an enjoyable ride as well.
I found a live performance video that you can see by clicking HERE