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Released on September 1, 2015 via Independent
If you ever listened to Clouds Taste Satanic’s first album To Sleep Beyond The Earth, you’d expect their second to be along the same lines. Fuzzy, Black Sabbath-esque tones, slow-moving riffs, and subtle layers showing their post-rock influences. Well, you’d be right. Too right. This album sounds almost exactly the same as the last one, and the riffs in each song are so alike, it’s almost impossible to tell them apart. It becomes very confusing after 4 or 5 songs, which dramatically detracts from the experience.
The tones (Or rather, tone, as it doesn’t change at all throughout the entire album) is exactly the same as the tone used in the first album. The only reason why it was tolerable in the first album is because it was conceptual, being 4 parts of one gargantuan piece of music. Two full albums with only one guitar tone screams uncreativity.
However, it does have some smaller changes to differentiate the two albums. Your Doom Has Come has more than two tracks, some passages are actually faster than 16bpm, and it even has a guitar solo. Let me tell you, a solo and a rhythm guitar with the exact same tone is disorientating at best.
If you happened to fall in love with To Sleep Beyond The Earth, there’s a fairly good chance that you’ll find something that you like in Your Doom Has Come. But the fact of the matter is that Clouds Taste Satanic had a good thing going for them after To Sleep Beyond The Earth was released. They have loads of potential. I believe they didn’t live up to it. Even adding one more guitar to the mix would greatly increase its listenability and make a good band great. Deep down, I sincerely hope this album is just a misstep, and they will move forward with a larger, more varied, sound.
On a personal note, If I were perusing through my local brick-and-mortar record shop and happened upon a doom metal album titled Your Doom Has Come, I would probably laugh at the tongue-in-cheek feel of it, thinking “A doom album with ‘doom’ in its name is almost too much.” and then put it back on the shelf.