Moon Curse hails from Milwaukee, USA. 'Spirit Remains' is their second album, after a self titled debut a few years ago. Little has changed in the music this trio comes up with but, like wine, quality takes time. So what we get is indeed high quality amplifier-worshipping doom metal, a brilliant blend of Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard and Yob. I'll tell you know what I usually say by the end of a review: I want to see this live.
The album opens with a monolithic doom track in 'Beneath The Waves', honoring the tradition of the genre with strong riffs, clean vocals and a sluggish tempo. That recipe is repeated a few more time, reaching perfection in 'Lord Of Memories/Spirit Remains'. The rest of the songs is just a massive and crushing, with here and there some psychedelic solos and hypnotic instrumental passages.
If you're a fan of doom metal, you should definitely check out this album. It's a very heavy tribute to the mighty power of the riff, one that even resonates minutes after the album is over. Like I said earlier, this is physical music, dark emotions you can feel if you set your mind to it. Try it, you won't be disappointed.