Causa Sui
Vibraciones Doradas


3.7
great

Review

by insomniac15 STAFF
November 20th, 2017 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An abrasive end to a trilogy...

The style similarities between Euporie Tide and Return to Sky became justified now that Causa Sui revealed they are part of a trilogy. As with the Summer or Pewt’r Sessions, these affairs have their own atmosphere, ranging from light summery ditties to punchy rockers. A lot more focused, this latest collection might also be the most rewarding as well. We’ve been driven over spectacular peaks, then floated through cheerful oases, never being let down by the Danish quartet. The amazing chemistry between the members keeps them prolific plus interesting at the same time.

Although billed as a mini album, this final part called Vibraciones Doradas has enough material to stand on its own like a full length LP. The 5 tracks definitely have several ties to previous epics yet the group inserted some surprises along the way. ‘El Fuego’ starts pretty straightforward with its groovy riffs and pounding drums, helped by a soaring guitar solo. Soon it falls into a krautrock segment where the bass mesmerizingly plays a circular, 3-note pattern, whereas the others smoothly embellish around it. They very slowly build tension, bursting in a number of urgent riffs, some of their heaviest so far. Meanwhile, ‘Seven Hills’ & ‘The Drop’ directly start loud. Both focus on power, delivering gritty hooks for minutes on end. The former takes cues from acid rock, maintaining a linear structure, subtly changing notes while adding wah-soaked solos amid oscillating sound scapes. The latter channels old school Colour Haze into the band’s own universe. The fat, fuzzy leads burn bright over aggressive drumming until the last 90 seconds when they all dissipate, leaving lush chords and keys to beautifully lift you up into the clouds. To be honest, I wish the coda lasted longer, because it is gorgeous. Moreover, the title track enters doom territory through its slow, muddy riffage. This is something you wouldn’t expect from Causa Sui, especially after the last couple of records. It’s like you’re being dragged in the dirt, miles away from the sunny beaches you used to relax on. Halfway, the moody setting lightens up a bit, revealing picked chords and cool deep bass lines which harmoniously interact. The noisy finale is augmented by some chunky low end notes that make you wonder if this is actually the same band playing or not.

Overall, Vibraciones Doradas isn’t your usual Causa Sui album. This is a hard rocking version of theirs that puts an interesting (to say at the very least) end to this sonic trilogy. After the substantially lighter Return to Sky, I was not expecting them to make this decision. Still, it’s a fun listen that puts their strengths into perspective. Is this the direction they wish to head into or was it just an experiment" It’s great to see them pushing themselves again out of their comfort zone. Even though I wanted more of those calm, melodic parts, I am happy I received the opposite.




Recent reviews by this author
Gozu EquilibriumSolar Fields Ourdom
Monster Magnet ΜindfuckerTurbowolf The Free Life
Ministry AmeriKKKantMoby Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt
user ratings (15)
Chart.
3.7
great

Comments:Add a Comment 
insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
November 20th 2017


4473 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

A great record, didn't expect them to get heavy.



Stream it here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46DibH0EpwQ

Digging: Gozu - Equilibrium

Dewinged
November 20th 2017


9186 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh shit, I had no idea this was coming out!

Digging: Malena Zavala - Aliso

Dewinged
November 20th 2017


9186 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Jamming it now and this is great.

AdolfChrist
November 20th 2017


15766 Comments


Love these guys.

Digging: Secede - Bye Bye Gridlock Traffic

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
November 21st 2017


4473 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

Yeah, this is really cool. I'm curious if they want to change their sound after this.

conesmoke
November 21st 2017


5562 Comments


Triolgy? The other 2 are lps.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
November 21st 2017


4473 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

Yeah, this is what the band mentioned.

This is 37 minutes long and it is billed as a mini album. A lot of albums are between 35-40 minutes long. I guess it's not that far fetched to call it a trilogy

EvoHavok
November 25th 2017


7517 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This rules.

Digging: Kamelot - The Shadow Theory

ChaoticVortex
November 30th 2017


589 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's getting ridiculous how consitent these guys are. More focus on heavy grooves and doomy vibes while still maintining the chilly atmosphere. The title track and Viborera are major winners.

AdolfChrist
November 30th 2017


15766 Comments


Chilly atmosphere? Causa Sui have always been very bright and sunny sounding to me, idk where youre getting that.

ChaoticVortex
November 30th 2017


589 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I meant chilled out. These guys are about as warm as psychedelic rock can get.

AdolfChrist
November 30th 2017


15766 Comments


Ahh i see.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2017 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy