EP TITLE: Enter the Cosmic
RELEASE DATE: 14 April 2022
MEMBERS: Jason Smith – Lead Vocals; Kenne Loubser – Guitars, Clean Vocals; Robbie Blair – Bass, Backing Vocals; Etienne “Frank” Nel – Drums
Starting out as a solo studio project during the lockdown by guitarist Kenne, Doomtrigger has since become a passionate 4-piece out of Stellenbosch in the Cape who are starting to make some serious waves since their debut show in June. Having released two tracks (and a lyric video) leading up to the release of this EP, Doomtrigger are already set to make their Metal4Africa debut later this year.
The EP itself, it must be said, is a delight to listen to and I can tell that a lot of pits are going to open the fuck up when these guys step on stage. The production itself is damn good for a “home recorded EP” with plenty of cool synth additions (most notably for me was the opening to the EP which reminded me of a John Carpenter score). As for the actual songs, well they deliver a lot of punch and celebrate everything that we loved about metalcore in the 00s and 10s before it all got over produced and shiny.
This EP definitely has my stamp of approval and I highly suggest catching these guys at a show near you!