Releasedate: 31-03-2023 Label: APF Records
Desert Storm is a Progressive/Stoner formation from UK. The band formed in 2007 and released a bunch of albums already. Anno 2023 it is time for album number six, “Death Rattle” is releasing now.
The guys start their album with a catchy and somewhat recognizable sound. A good start open with and when straight after the first track they take the opportunity to go deeper in intensity and become a bit darker instantly, it becomes apparent that this release is one that will entertain you well.
Halfway the album it is “Salt of the Earth” that brings us a varied sound. They start fairly light to drive into a heavier sounds and progressively getting you more curious. For “Druid’s Health” they take it all up a bit. Slowly and thick sound but a break is provided to you mid-song where they give a shimmer of light to it. This band likes to take you by the hand and drag you through a roller coaster of sounds. Varied and powerful.
Surprisingly they are going a bit faster as well. “Insomniac” makes us smile for a slight hint of Thrash coming in. The band surely takes something from all sides and mixes it towards their own identity.
These guys of Desert Storm have presented us a well thought album filled with many flavors included. They embedded a range of influences into it and have created a sound that stand on its own. A nice release for the fans of stoner, progressive, death, thrash with a tolerance for the experiment.
- Chris Benoist – Bass
- Elliot Cole – Drums
- Chris White – Guitars
- Ryan Cole – Guitars
- Matt Ryan – Vocals
- Master of None
- Cheyne Stoking
- Bad Trip
- Salt of the Earth
- Druid’s Heath
- Self Deprecation
- New Dawn