The Fërtility Cült – A Forest of Kings

Label: Macaroni Penguin Music   Release 9.9.2016   length: 46:11

Although I had certain suspicions already because of the band name, I did not quite expect that. The third album of this Finnish psychedelic rock 5 piece surprised me with a glass-clear – it seems they play live in your living room – and somewhat peculiar sound. Part Doom-gloom, part inspiringly playful and almost cheesy, part Hammond-Organ dominated Hard Rock, part psychedelic-etheral drift, part Punk attitude, and this amazing Saxophone going through all those different modes of expression as well, truly the band’s trademark. It even put a smile on my face, with a ”Chewbacca moment” towards the the opener Blood of Kings…

Of those 5 songs – all about 9min – the single track ”The path is clear” sticks out with a heavy bass line, and Cycles of Time most strongly channels the 70s psychedelic spirit. As mentioned, the modes of expression are quite diverse, and the album as a whole quite entertaining. It’s only the vocals on the pseudo-ballad God of Rain that give me a reason to complain – a bit too flat and snotty for my taste, although this vocal style goes nicely with the other songs. Spoiled the overall good impression a bit – but hey, you can check them out yourselves HERE  or at spotify…

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Klaudia Weber

reckless and merciless dictator, so KNEEL! In other words, editor-in-chief, translator, website and ad admin, "Jane of all trades" - - - addicted to books (everything between Lord Of The Rings & quantum physics) and music, mainly Metal made in Finland. Furthermore, there's painting, drawing, movies, theater... so you can expect some variety on this website too. MA Master of Arts, English and American studies & Media communication = completed two full studies parallel within 5 years; very proud of my achievement - a bit later in life thanks to a scholarship - as a working class girl in a highlyconservative-romancatholic nation...