Raven Starblood

July 1, 2012

Huata - Atavist of Mann

Without being chauvinist, the best doom album of the year so far is for me from Huata. Chauvinist because they are French and so am I. Their previous one was a sort of masterpiece in its style (much rawer than this one), but if, like me, you don't find in Electric Wizard the thrill and authenticity you used to love in them, you'll find it in this LP. Not that Huata are plagiarising Electric Wizard but there are a lot of common points except Huata is much more 70's (the organ in particular) in it's approach and finally richer in textures and themas. A perfect way to begin this revived blog.