So far, this is one of my favourite releases of this month. Meet High Priest, four young lads from Chicago, Illinois. They couldn't have found a better way to jump into the public consciousness than Consecration, High Priest's first record in which they deploy 5 great songs.
The band combines a slow, monumental riffing attitude with heavy-psych sounds, inspired by stoner rock and doom metal. Sometimes High Priest even sounds like a doomier version of Alice In Chains. Consecration is a thrill ride from start to finish. Heavy, brooding tunes make up the entire album and each track stands out on its own. It's hard to pick a favourite, but mine is probably Alone a short, but rockin' song that has the potential to make you headbang.
You can grab this highly impressive digital debut for...free. Yep, it's a name your price download from Bandcamp. Of course, as always I strongly recommend you to donate a few dollars to the respective artist, so they can continue releasing great music.
You can still download it for free from their Bandcamp