Worship Of Keres is a relatively new band but I do feel that there is some experience present, perhaps by playing in other bands. Formed and lead by Matthew Woods Wilhoit (guitars) and aided by Elise Tarens on vocals, they make a pretty good impression on this ep. In three songs, each named 'Book (1, 2, 3)', the delivered an interesting business card, one I hope will be followed by a full-length soon.
The ep opens with a raw, riff-loaded but somewhat melodic piece of doom metal, reminding me of something between Candlemass and The Gathering (in their 'Mandylion' era - but without the keyboards). Frankly, I don't need a lot more to be convinced of a band's abilities, strong riffs, pounding drums and decent vocals are pretty much all it takes and yes, Worship Of Keres delivers all of those elements.
What follows is more fuzz-out goodness, firmly rooted in the ancient tradition of the genre but often nudging towards bands like Judas Priest, Venom or Celtic Frost. 'Book 2' and 'Book 3' are a bit faster, but still high quality doom songs. In all, I think this really is a nice first attempt, one that just might be followed by a massive hit album in this genre. I'm curious and I'm probably also a fan now.