United Kingdom's solo project Ewigkeit have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a 70's trip rock style and this is a review of his 2020 ep "23" which will be released in September by Death To Music Productions.
Heavy yet melodic riffing starts off the ep while the vocals are done in mostly a clean style which also gives the songs more of a 70's or stoner metal edge. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic yet retro style.
Some of the slower riffs also capture the heaviness of doom metal while some songs also capture a science fiction orientated atmosphere. At times the music also captures more of a trippy and psychedelic rock vibe along with all of the tracks also sticking to either a slow or mid tempo direction.
On this recording Ewigkeit moves away from their experimental or black metal style of previous releases and go for more of a doom/stoner metal style mixed in with some elements of 70's rock and proto metal. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the 'Illiminatus Trilogy' which was written by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ewigkeit and if you are a fan of doom, stoner, proto metal and 70's rock, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "God's Lightning" and "Gravity Train To Agartha". 8 out of 10.