The Black Heart Death Cult
The Black Heart Death Cult
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Psychedelic, Shoegaze
Sounds Like:
The Janitors, The Warlocks, Rancho Relaxo
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
For those who love the psychedelic shoegaze rock scene, but yearn for something a bit different, welcome The Black Heart Death Cult. The sextet hailing from Melbourne, Australia have crafted a mesmerizing album loaded with trippy shoegaze-driven psychedelic rock. They have reinvigorated our love for the genre with a laid back psych vibe that is all consuming. With influences stemming from old Black Angels to The Janitors, these guys really capture the heavy shoegaze side of psych rock. The hazy vocals of Sasha Smith are in a constant slight muffle tone, which defines their hallucinogenic psych vibe. We’ve had this album in rotation for some time now and it seems to be a grower and is the perfect companion for a hike or long road trips.

1. Setting Sun 05:18
2. She's a Believer 04:13
3. Black Rainbow 04:30
4. The Magic Lamp 02:11
5. Aloha from Hell 05:13
6. Rainbow Machine 05:14
7. Davidian Dream Beam 05:50
8. Seven Gods 05:09
9. We love you 05:51 

Standout Track(s)
”Rainbow Machine,” “Seven Gods” and “We Love You”

Adult Beverage Pairing
Dragon’s Milk Reserve Orange Chocolate by New Holland Brewery in Michigan. The 11% (ABV) stout is a bold brew blended with orange peels and cocoa.

Vocal Performance
8.7 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
8.1 of 11

Captivation and Variety
8.4 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
8 of 11

Rhythmic Pace
8.8 of 11

Lyrics and Song Structure
8.6 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
8.3 of 11

Overall Album Flow
8.8 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.9 of 11

Production Value
8.7 of 11

Final Thoughts
The Black Heart Death Club is becoming a staple in our heavy rotation. Tune into this album and get lost in their hazy shoegaze vibe.

The Black Heart Death Cult is:
Sasha L Smith - guitar & vox
Bill Patching - guitar
Andrew Nunns - drums
Deon Slavieros - bass
Gab Potochnik - keys
Nick Hastings - guitar, flute

Follow The Black Heart Death Cult: Bandcamp / Facebook
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