This band can be described as a Doom metal band
I would imagine with a lot of early-Opeth influence! Asgaut
is a very young and talented five-piece from Israel. I'm guessing, because
there is still very little known about these guys. The average age of the
band is 20 (or was 20 as of the release of this album) and surprisingly
good. There are some great acoustic breaks that you'd swear you were listening
to Orchid or Morningrise (Opeth), but the production at times doesn't help
with the distorted parts. The heavy, crunching guitars are very satisfying
to hear but are left asunder to the mediocre clean vocals and the grunting
ones. The bass and drumwork are a little over-compromised at times, but
otherwise pretty good. Better production, though... and they're genuine!
Maybe a bit more experience in live settings will help improve the band
as well. Other than some minor flaws, it appears that Asgaut will be a promising
band to watch. "Village" is at times, awkward, but at times also
refreshing and should be a very worthy endeavor....
Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell