The Norwegian band Telepath plays an amalgam of doom metal, thrash metal, synth metal, progressive rock, and the music is instrumental. The band states, «Instrumental doom/thrash mixed with the sounds of proggy 70s/80s giallo soundtracks. Marginal, but interesting if that’s your thing. Its ours». I must admit that this is very intriguing music.
Another description, «A bit of thrash, a bit of doom, a fair dash of 70s hard rock, and also more than a little of the kind of soundtrack music that accompanied 80s horror flicks».
Telepath is a music project where well-known and very talented Jacob Holm-Lupo can do something totally different from his main bands White Willow and Opium Cartel.
Listen to the track The Dark Blood Of Fate at Soundcloud.
Holm-Lupo states, «The whole thing started during a lengthy visit from family this spring. Being a bit of an introvert I would have to sneak away from the festivities at night and seek refuge in my studio to catch a breath from all the socializing, and before I knew it three weeks had gone by and I had written, recorded and mixed an album. Telepath is basically a tribute to the music I grew up with, much like The Opium Cartel. But where The Opium Cartel mines the pop music I listened to in the 80s, Telepath goes a bit further back, to the hard rock and metal that was my very first musical love».
«A bit of thrash, a bit of doom, and a fair dash of 70s hard rock has gone into my cauldron of songs, and also more than a little of the kind of soundtrack music that accompanied the 80s horror flicks me and my friends used to love to watch (I still do!). So there’s that meeting of crunchy guitars and bangin’ drums with the synth sounds of Goblin, Fabio Frizzi and John Carpenter that basically defines Telepath. Synth belongs in metal»!
Listen to the songs To The Grave / Tormentor Of The Young at Bandcamp.
Pedro De La Rocque on guitar and Lars Fredrik Frøislie (White Willow, Wobbler) is the other musician’s playing on Mental Mutation. The most important instruments in Frøislien are keyboards and drums. He is also a music producer and runs Termo Records with Jacob Holm-Lupo.