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Release date: 24 February 2014
Style: Black metal, Doom metal, Sludge metal


7.7 | 25 votes


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01. In The Beginning
02. Denizens
03. Spectres
04. Psychonauts
05. Outside The Circles Of Time

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Craig Bryant - guitars, vocals
Jon Lee - drums, vocals
Gavin Thomas - bass

Additional info
Co-release between Black Bow Records (vinyl/cassette) and Burning World Records (CD/digital).

Staff review by

Blackened doom has always been my favorite fusion of any two metal subgenres. Why, you ask? It's quite simple really: combine the two subgenres that are typically the most gloomy and melancholic in the entire metal spectrum, and you're in for one hell of a result. This year, the Englishmen of Bast are hitting the scene full force with Spectres, and they're ready to show us how it's done.

published 26.03.2014 | Comments (35)

Guest review by

Alright, viewers. Today we are going to cook something a little different. You remember the Pate de canard en croute? Well this is going to be even more complicated than that. Get your ingredients ready, because dishing out a proper Bast Spectres takes a lot of them.

Serves: Hundreds of hungry metal fans across subgenres

published 14.02.2015 | Comments (0)

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Chobo_jokeR - 18.02.2014 at 03:00  
Rating: 9 This is GOOD. Strong debut I'd say.

The last 45 seconds of the album are truly great.
Alex Fenger - 24.02.2014 at 03:53  
Rating: 7 A very strong debut indeed. I'm excited for this band's future
tea[m]ster - 07.03.2014 at 02:15  
Rating: 7 Diggin well I should
mz - 26.03.2014 at 23:30  
  There are some Persian/ Arabic letters written on the cover. Will definitely check this.
Zaphod - 30.03.2014 at 17:35  
Rating: 7
Written by mz on 26.03.2014 at 23:30

There are some Persian/ Arabic letters written on the cover. Will definitely check this.

That's how much it takes? I'll definitely remember that if I ever put out an album
flightoficarus - 04.02.2015 at 22:28  
Rating: 9 Doom is not a genre that often grips me. But these guys just GET it. The riffs are solid, the vocals are tantalizing, and above all else; these guys know how to write a lengthy composition. Not content with a simple "let's drone out the same chords for 10 minutes," Bast delivers a level of progression and surprising changes in tone, pace, and texture that is pretty masterful for a debut. There is even some Fugazi in the excellent closing track. Kudos to you, and a follow as well.
Dima - 06.02.2015 at 05:55  
  Second album pls.

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