Published July 30, 2012
It’s been four years since Celestine’s last release, and if you are into metal or hardcore, chances are that you’ve been eagerly awaiting their new LP ‘Celestine.’ However, a short while ago the album’s second track, “Symptom Of The Soul,” found its way onto Youtube and it made me recoil, making a distinct “Urughuhuh” sound. It sounded like Pitchshifter (a pretty ropey nu-metal/dance crossover band from the UK) with Josh Homme on vocals. Actually, I don’t really have problem with Homme-esque vocals. It really was the everything else that made me recoil.
But as it goes, “Symptom Of The Soul” is the only really questionable track on this album. Overall ‘Celestine’ is a damn hefty beast. There are plenty of chunga-chunga and womp riffs to satiate pretty much any discerning fan of heavy music and enough smart little twists to keep ‘em coming back.
Sweeping, divisive statement: I reckon if you don’t like this album, you don’t actually like heavy music.
Check out their tunes at their gogoyoko page.