Skullcave - FEAR 12 Inch
Art As Catharsis is proud to announce the release of Perth based doom-gaze act Skullcave’s debut full length, FEAR – an ambitious, qualitative blend of thick doom, dreamy instrumentals and layered vocals.
After hearing the triumphant, thunderous riffs, flowing grooves and dynamic singing, it would be forgivable to see similarities between FEAR and the sounds of Pallbearer, Mastodon and Alice in Chains. However, one of FEAR’s important conceptual guides comes from the mouth of producer Ron Pollard (Tangled Thoughts of Leaving), as guitarist Jay Marriott explains:
“One of the biggest influences he had was teaching us that sometimes you need to take time to allow the art to reveal itself.” Marriott continues: “By this we learnt that the concepts take time to form, because our own minds were still developing an understanding of what we wanted to say. We also wanted to make sure that we didn’t rely on lyrics to tell the story, in a similar way to when you watch a great film or read a great novel. Generally speaking, the story itself isn’t and shouldn’t be told by the dialogue.”