-Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon & Wish You Were Here
-The Cure: Disintegration
There are more of course, very high quality music with a very immersive nature. The Doors, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Ashra, Zappa... The list barely seems to end, and for some reason I really like to add High Priest Of Saturn to that list of impressive acts. Initially founded as a stoner doom band with the echo-drenched vocals of Merethe Heggeset, this quartet has now grown to an awesome psychedelic doom metal band, complete with hammond-organ.
And that's exactly why I like this album so much. You get traditional doom metal riffs, driving on a solid foundation of bass and drums. Above those, the organ creates a brilliant space rock effect and the vocals finish the job in style. Then, psychedelic guitar solos fill the room, much like I would imagine Hendrix jamming with Slowdive in Jefferson Airplane's recording studio. See it as a psychedelic Deep Purple if you like.
There are five stretched out songs on this album, each one being an hypnotic journey on its own. My personal favorite is 'The Warming Moon' but all of them are well-varied and show a great sense of songwriting. 'The Flood Of Waters' even takes me back to Black Sabbath's 'Planet Caravan' for a short while, until the heaviness returns. And that heaviness is a monolithic statement of vintage doom metal.
This albums actually proves a point and I'm going to test that tonight. Good psychedelic rock music did not die out at the end of the seventies and potential classics are still being written and recorded today. Believe me, 'Son Of Earth And Sky' is one of those albums. Only time will tell of course, but I can honestly imagine myself in twenty years, reviewing an album that was obviously inspired by this one.