Desolate's five tracks work better as chapters in one long song. Each seamlessly segues into the next, displaying the band's conceptual abilities. On "Masked" and "Overcome," Fabian crafts the kind of memorable vocal hooks that are often missing from doom metal -- though not every riff is deserving of the leisurely repetition it receives. But before things drone on too long, Servenack lays down some extraterrestrial atmospherics to keep it interesting.
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