The Beast You Are
Joyful Noise Recordings
Most doom metal songs are made to get lost in. 20-minute (or an hour) long epics aren’t a rarity. Big Business gets right to the point. Almost every track on their most recent The Beast You Are has a melody you can hum, a huge riff, and not much else.
There’s still enough diversity to keep things from getting repetitive. “Heal the Weak” borders on a Queens of the Stone Age-type radio friendliness. “Time and Heat” tacks strings on to a heavy riff. There are two little interludes that add new sounds, but in keeping with the rest of the album, they’re pared down.
It’s a fine line between playing to your strengths and playing it safe, but on The Beast You Are, Big Business mostly does the former. It’s everything great about doom metal in miniature. If you think that’s an oxymoron, take a listen.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: BIG BUSINESS – THE BEAST YOU ARE