Battle Path (ex Black Majesty) - Storm and Stress (2011)
I won't hide that I'm sure that this album will be in my top 10 at the end of the year (if I'm still alive of course). It's a complete winner. The mix of stoner, sludge and doom that I need the most to listen to these bleak times. References are varied but they install their own singularity and never sound plagiarist or superfluous. Never a weak moment (unusual, most often there's some dull ones) and the short post-rock spaces are filled brillantly. The end of "A Thousand Years" is the piece of music I heard the closest to Yes "The Würm" (on The Yes Album). I only have some doubt on the clear vocals laid during some seconds on "Damn The Skyline". I got no pictures of the band and not even a site to get some information. I only know they are from USA. And that they kill shit. Enjoy it here or there. Beware, this band has nothing to do with a pathetic Australian metal band that you find each time you put Black Majesty in your site searcher. Fortunately, they changed their name for Battle Path. A good news.
Interesting, below, the 2 alternative cover sleeves by the same graphic desinger called Brock Vincion Sharp (site here)