Deep – Vol. 1

“Vol.1” is the debut album (released May 2013, re-release Dezember 2013) of Stoner/Doom band Deep from Gorizia/Italy. On the surface the eight songs of the album are some doom/stoner/desert rock hybrids. They are like a lysergic trip on a thick fuzzy magic carpet through various places and atmospheres, always carrying a bit of the previous mood to the next place.

And still each place, each song, has its own magical mood, drawn from a variety of musical styles and influences. So while one song may sound more like a dark doom song the next one may be a high octane desert rock song and another one a psychedelic stoner track. And you never know, maybe the following one is a mix of all these elements or more.

With a kind of wild and anarchic creativity Deep made an album that takes you on a magic trip with unexpected turns and surprises.

The true magic of “Vol.1” though, lies under the surface on a deeper level.

On this level there is an inherent cohesiveness, an underlying dark lysergic atmosphere, an earthy simplicity and a basic sense of Doom.

The raw and unpolished DIY production just adds to this earthy character in a perfect manner.

You might think these two levels, the “creativity” level and the “simplicity” level, would contradict each other, but no, they go together surprisingly well, they seem to downright complement each other and this makes a great part of why the album is so damn fantastic.

Review by Ulla, The Wicked Lady


metal doom sludge stoner rock Gorizia Italia
re-release Dezember 2013