Monday, August 9, 2010

Blue Fire

What's wrong, buddy? You feeling blue? Well check out the debut from classy Italian doom slingers, Canaan. The band rose from the ashes of the legendary cult Ras Alegethi in 1996 with this stunning debut, Blue Fire. Canaan's doom isn't really of the mammoth, lurching sort, the band favors a more ethereal melodic approach. I would venture to describe Canaan as "gothic" in their approach if that didn't illicit images of corny velvet clad vampire divas and tacky keyboards adorned with halloween superstore candelabras. Canaan is so much more, and every release they have done has been fantastic, but start here at the beginning.

10 comments:

The Hateful Butts said...

Holy shit! This is amazing! How do you find stuff to post every day, Aesop? Is it just stuff out of your collection?

Aesop said...

Yes, but it helps to plan way ahead.

cjejons said...

I've heard "The Unsaid Words" and it's excellent. Underrated band.

pavel said...

this is blowing my mind! fuuuck!

Petya V said...

thank you a lot

obm said...

I've not checked this out yet (can't at work) but it's a band I've been inteding to check out, along with Ras Alegethi (mainly cos their name makes me think the music will be ace)...but, it gets me thinking of Monumentum's In Absentia Christi, which I encourage people to check out at every available opportunity...that's gotta be worth posting for it's gothic gloom (without the vampires etc...). I hope this is as good!
nice one!

Petya V said...

having listened through this i have to say the textural quality of the album is very nice, great keyboard arrangements

Dr. Pete said...

I've d/l'ed it and I have to say this was a good find.

ido said...

The painting on the album cover and the above comments makes me curious to hear more. Thanks for putting this up.

Anonymous said...

"Sleandors Bearer" reminds me of a doomy version of the Scarface score.