The Medea Project first raised its defiant fist on the east coast of South Africa, a music scene like no other and since then their wandering path has brought them to the shores of the UK. Here they have honed their live prowess performing with the likes of Godthrymm, Conan, Nibiru and many more – and here they have created Sisyphus, an album like no other. The album will be released on March 20th 2020, with a special launch show to be scheduled for the night before.
Mixing the gruff and no nonsense approach of doom with a bit more of the flamboyance of goth. The Medea Project’s new album is a dark and gloomy listen beginning with the extreme melancholic melodies of Prelude. Before they kick hard with Babylon, the guitars providing riffs weighted in gold and the vocals, clean but so very commanding.
After such an attention grabbing start, The Medea Project move things up an extra gear with To Know Us Is To Fear Us. Here, their doom gets down right filthy and the guttural vocals are as intense as any kind of death metal you can think of.
The Ghosts of St. Augustine is the longest track on the album but for good reason as The Medea Project stretch their sound to even heftier and murkier lengths. Such is the power and strength within this band that sudden lurches into speed don’t seem as random as they could.
After such intensity, Gloam settles things down briefly but like a good jump scare, it bursts with shocking life in an instant. From that point, the chug of the guitars and the beat of the drums leads a thrilling track to its conclusion. Followed quickly by the all out aggression of Reaver and the despondent goth vibes of G.E.O.F.F.
Not tiring for even a second, the blues set in briefly with FEAR but it doesn’t take long for The Madea Project to kick that into touch. All before they close out their excellent album with the trippy yet enticing The Desert Song.
The Medea Project – Sisyphus Full Track Listing:
3. To Know Us Is To Fear Us
4. The Ghosts Of St. Augustine
9. The Desert Song
The Medea Project – Sisyphus (Self Released)
The Final Score - 8.5/10