Senescence has been around since 1998, stubbornly following their own path. A multitude of albums followed until the band went on a hiatus in 2002. Thirteen years later, they suddenly returned with the album ' In Doom There Is No Law', now followed by this 'Endoomed' ep. In three songs, this German band have managed to confuse and delight me with their odd style. I still don't know what the hell this exactly is, but I do like it.
The songs are strongly rooted in vintage doom metal, but incorporates influences from death metal, noise (rock) and ambient. I hear flashes from My Dying Bride, The Melvins, Sonic Youth, The Doors, Arvo Part, Darkthrone, Anathema and so on. All of these elements have been thrown into a massive mix of riffs, drums and these odd clean vocals, resulting in something hypnotic and mesmerizing.
Perhaps this ep might take some getting used to but I can almost promise you that you will be headbanging to those awesome riffs on 'And The Vultures Collapse Into Sound'. I know I did, which isn't easy when suffering from a fever and some sort of laryngitis. Yeah, I know, I'm a die-hard reviewer. Favorite track: 'Wisdom Be Pray'. Check it out if you're a doom metal fan. At least you'll be buying something highly original and well worth your attention.