2013 Favorites: #18 The Cult of Dom Keller: The Cult of Dom Keller
Over the past several years, there’s been an increase of bands operating in that fuzzy area between heavy psychedelic rock and stoner metal. To my ears that’s an excellent development because that porous boundary is one of my sweet spots. The Cult of Dom Keller approach that territory from the psychedelic side, as groove runners like the above tune “Worlds” ably illustrate. When a band rides a smoking riff like they so often do, I find myself caught up in it like a hapless swimmer in an undertow. But unlike one trapped in that perilous situation, I embrace the outward flow and surrender to the rifftide.