MAJALIS – Cathodic Black
- by Matt Coe
- Posted on 26-06-2013
In Mourning members Tobias Netzell and Bjorn Pettersson perform guitars/ keyboards in this new post rock, doomy/atmospheric side project Majalis on this debut 3 song EP "Cathodic Black". "Rusting Sun", "Altar", and "Tooth and Bone" should resonate well with fans of October Tide, Swallow The Sun, and aspects of Ghost Brigade. Vocalist/bassist Daniel Jansson has this harsh growl with rasp, and expect arrangements on the 7-9 minute side with seismic dynamic shifts from lumbering electric heaviness to quiet, open passages- with "Altar" being the most impactful with early exposure.
At 26 minutes, "Cathodic Black" is a great set up for their impending full length efforts. Let’s hope they make time for future recordings, as the gloomy despair is well worth the journey- Majalis digs into your soul and wrenches out all this painful excess that may be trapped in the recesses of your mind.