MINDKULT's debut Witch's Oath enthralled with its hyper-fuzzed guitars, booming low tones, laid back obscurity and morbid lyricism, but Lucifer's Dream takes that formula into exponential dimensions and delivers an equally affecting outing. Lucifer's Dream is Fowst's new opus and it features six mid-to-slow tempo dirges that seem to be spiked with arousing psychedelia and at others with nostalgic arrangements that hark back at that damaged age of seventies occultism. Tune down and drop out forever.
Cvlt Nation: "Fowst of MINDKULT is a one man DOOM killing machine. His new LP Lucifer’s Dream and every moment of it is STELLAR. This dude puts so much soul into his songs. We are beyond fucking stoked to be premiering his new visual for his tune “Howling Witch” below…It should be noted that our comrades have all come together to release Lucifer’s Dream – Transcending Obscurity Records will be handling CD’s pre-order Here, Throne Records will be handling vinyl pre-order Here and Caligari Records will be handling cassettes pre-order Here. Also you should know that this is one of my favorite Doom Releases of 2017…HAIL MINDKULT!!!"
Decibel Magazine: "One-man band Mindkult have taken the heaviness of stoner and doom metal and infused it with shoegaze and post-punk sensibilities. The end result finds the band — everything played by multi-instrumentalist Fowst — balancing between heaviness and pleasant, floating melodies. Experience it for yourself with an exclusive stream of “Nightmares” from Mindkult’s debut album, Lucifer’s Dream."
The Obelisk: "Misanthropic Virginian one-man garage doom outfit Mindkult will release Lucifer’s Dream on Sept. 20. A debut full-length to be released on Transcending Obscurity Records, the new outing follows last summer’s Witch’s Oath EP which impressed in both the form of its aesthetic and the substance of its songwriting. I’m not saying I’ve heard it or anything, but as Fowst moves his project forward with this debut long-player, songs like the nine-minute “Behold the Wraith” and the closing title-track assure that both of those aspects are kept well intact and that there’s plenty of misery to go around. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
It was a pretty considerable list, but Mindkult‘s debut was among my most anticipated releases for 2017 back at the start of the year, and — again — not that I’ve heard it or anything, but it’s awfully nice to have that anticipation so thoroughly vindicated. Will hope to have more on it as we get closer to the release, but there’s a teaser clip playing now that you can see at the bottom of this post to whet your appetite.
Headbanger Reviews: bound for greatness and on a path to gain this mastermind a devoted cult following amongst the metal community that will remember what it’s like to be a doom band in the old days, and Mindkult will become known as a stop in the underground that must be taken. Mindkult has created something with immense taste the likes of which we haven’t gotten in literally decades, and I can’t be any more excited to see how else Mindkult can enrapture us with his catchy doom sewn by shadow in the future.
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019