(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Vancouver is the place providing the doom / sludge world its latest band worthy of attention, Empress.
The band itself is a relatively young one, but that does not mean there’s any amateur shortcomings in their music whatsoever. This will undoubtedly be reinforced when they release their five-song “Reminiscence” EP on CD and digital download February 12th.
01. The Offering
04. They Squeak Like Trees
The trio in Empress wrote and recorded those tracks within two months of the band’s formation. With this EP, Empress are sure to impress all fans of gargantuan groove-driven, over-amped sludge heaviness.
Listen to three of the tracks, “The Offering“, “Immer“, and the newly-premiered “Baptizer” below. Pre-orders for “Reminiscence” can be found here.
Peter Sacco – guitar/vox
Brenden Gunn – bass
Chris Doyle -drums