Friday, March 09, 2007


Om - Variations on a Theme (2005)

Om - Conference of the Birds (2006)

There is little that is disimilar between Om and Sleeps last record, Dopesmoker. This is namely due to the fact that that giant record was mostly propelled by the fantastic rhythm section of Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius. The duo reformed after several years to create a drum and bass only version of the Stoner Doom Metal they helped pioneer.

The departure from their previous work lies partially in the lack of Matt Pike on guitars, or any guitarist for that matter, but the main difference is the almost spiritual nature of the music. Highly repetitive to the point of sounding like a chant or a mantra, with Al Cisneros' bass exploring vast territories within a single framework. Hakius himself lays down some incredible drum work, rich with fills and textures that keep everything moving onward and upward. This music is highly meditative, as the name of the band would imply, but the heavy feel of it all gives it a weight and power that reveals its origins as true Stoner Doom. These are two incredible and powerful releases that will have you nodding and rocking in your seat like a junkie that needs a fix. The only thing that will help in a situation like this more Om.

I look very forward to seeing this band play live.

Om Website
Holy Mountain Records


Anonymous Anonymous said...

sweet posts recently. how bout digging up the kalas album? i cant find it anywhere.

5:08 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

i dont know that one...

hook it up if you find it...

7:46 PM  
Blogger mr.A said...

Nice posts dude. I'm going to see OM at the roadburn festival.

I got the Kalas album, i'll post it next week.

6:37 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

awesome.i wanna see OM so bad..

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11:40 AM  
Anonymous gabbagabbahey said...

I come here for the hardcore/emo music, not the metal/stoner rock (no offence, but I can't listen to everything), so forgive me for ignoring the music.
I have to say, however, I really dig the artwork here. Grainy, vignetted black-and-white and sepia photography of birds and sand? These guys are pretty stylish.

11:31 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

thats cool with tastes are always changing....i got some good hardcore comin up...

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jason Z said...

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-Below The Rust

8:56 AM  

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