Seer: Vol. 1 & 2

Fashioning a doom-laden hell from the wonders of nature

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Seer have manifested the awe-inspiring surroundings of their home in British Columbia into something that sounds more like the pits of Hell than the majestic mountains and crystalline lakes that make up most of the Pacific Northwest.

From the first gravelly riffs and Bronson Lee Norton’s war-cry vocals, everything about this album screams intensity and weight.

The first of the two ‘volumes’ harnesses the bleak and unforgiving natural elements through a bumpy ride of stoner sounds, but it’s on volume two that the dark magick really happens. When Haunter begins with its tunnel-echo groan, any thoughts of enchanted forests dissipate into a pitch-black cave in which Killing Joke and Electric Wizard are wrestling with Brian Blessed and a pack of lions, and that vibe that continues through the whine and roll of Antibody.

This is more than your typical stoner/doom record, and with every note drenched in dark, resonating rumbles it creates an all-consuming terrain of atmospheric foreboding that makes you rethink that summertime sojourn to Vancouver.

Holly Wright

With over 10 years’ experience writing for Metal Hammer and Prog, Holly has reviewed and interviewed a wealth of progressively-inclined noise mongers from around the world. A fearless voyager to the far sides of metal Holly loves nothing more than to check out London’s gig scene, from power to folk and a lot in between. When she’s not rocking out Holly enjoys being a mum to her daughter Violet and working as a high-flying marketer in the Big Smoke.