French stoner/doom/fuzz band Decasia have recently released their debut EP, and Holy crap is it heavy! Having only formed in 2013, the Nantes natives have created an almighty crushing sound that makes you take some serious notice. The self-titled EP was recorded in a living room so the sound captured is a perfect mix of rawness, passion, vulnerability, and no hint of any polished bullshit, just music from its roots.
The record opens with the progressively heavy instrumental ‘Halo’ building layer upon layer of pulverising riffs with distorted echoes of doomonic face shredding. The ethereal sound that the guys spew out of the speakers is dirty and addictive in all the right places. Vocals come into play on the rest of the tracks with Maxime Richard clinically leading the music down a midnight psychedelic route with standout track ‘Sherpa’ showcasing everything this band has to offer with progressive psychedelia leading into throbbing stoner doom that is essential to hear.
Decasia are going to be THE band to watch out for in the future, but for now, get hold of this fantastic EP and immerse yourself with some of the greatest stoner/doom you’re going to hear this year.