DESERT STORM ‘Omens’ LP Review

Words El Jefe.

Desert Storm, outta the UK, are a new band for me. And I’ve gotta say, if Omens, their new LP is anything to go by, I reckon I’d dig their prior releases too. They meld metal, grindy-sludge and even some sounds that brought to mind earlier ‘80s post-punk bands like Bauhaus and Joy Division. Everything gets tossed into a fat cauldron, and boiled down into their own brand of chili.

The album is heavy and bleak, but that’s ok. It’s just another instance of art imitating life, and the band mix things up quite a bit regardless. From the melodic guitar line strung through ‘Pain, Grief And Suffering’, which also has some pretty keyboards fluffing out the middle of the song before they stomp back into the heavier side of things, and also ‘The Path Of Most Resistance’, with an almost pop-rock vibe to the guitar riff and also the most dynamic, “composed” kinda track on the record. It was while listening to this song that I picked up on the post-punk element to Desert Storm. Continue reading