The album appeared on the horizon in June and the mighty Shadow Kingdom Records released it on cassette, two colors vinyl and the CD version will be made available in October. And of course, it’s digital available.
After one demo in 2017 Alms already released it’s debut album Act One. The two songs, The Offering, and Dead Water from the demo are also on the album with four more songs making Act One relatively short with 34 minutes on the clock.
But in no means Act One is short, the 34 minutes are actually just right on the length. The traditional Hardrock with the slightly psychedelic fuzz and the doomy atmosphere that we can hear on Act One is really varied and enjoyable. With male vocals from Bob Sweeny who’s also playing guitar and female vocals from Jess Kamen who’s also doing the keys and both of them know what they’re doing when it comes to singing.
The aim of Alms with Act One is not that of darkness, the sometimes poppy singing harmonies prove that. Alms delivers much more than the traditional darkness and despair that often can be found with doomy bands. I think musicianship played a big role by defining their own style and by doing so, they created the perfect blend of swinging melodies and dark groove.
And the purple edition of the vinyl is absolutely fucking beautiful! Order it HERE