From time to time, we do receive material ‘out of the black’, or ‘the blue’ if you want to, and such thing is this album, by a Polish act I had never heard of before. Apparently, Doomster Reich were formed at the end of 2011 in Lodz, and as a quartet (Rasz- v, d; Markiz-g; Voytek-g; and Radek-b) they recorded this album at the very end on 2012 at the (for me unknown) Pawel Drozd’s Studio.
With The League For Mental Distillation, Doomster Reich bring six tracks of unusual, border-crossing Doom with no limitation on heaviness and melody. The basic essence is traditional, but there’s no copycat-attitude that dwells towards the likes of Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Candlemass or Cathedral at all. No, Doomster Reich aren’t renewing, but they certainly do not sound like anything predictable at all. Does it mean ‘glory’? No, unfortunately it does not. It has not to do with the sound, because this roughly produced stuff sounds enormously tasty, I think. Neither it has to do with the approach, for there is nothing, and I repeat: NOTHING, wrong with the performance. I just think the songs are not amplified the way they must be. Despite great ideas, I’m still hungry, you see… Doomster Reich are searching for an own identity, but they have not created their own one yet.
The intentions, the ideas, are interesting; the final execution, unfortunately, is not - or at least: not yet. I am sure Doomster Reich next effort will shock and shake the underworlds of Doom with no mercy! I am convinced they will succeed!