Ommnus released their debut album A Single Green Light recently, and the band are a two piece doom n’ roll project from Detroit in Michigan and the music is probably for of Sepultura, Helmet, and Electric Wizard.Ommnus was formed in 2019 by Jay Goldsmith (Vocals, Guitars, Bass) and Derek Vaive (Drums) who play together in the band Wormfoot. The initial idea would simply be a two-piece project that plays heavy music without limitation.
01.As The Light Goes Out
02.Empty Vessel Tremors
03. Spiders In A Glass Jar
05. Vultures Of The Void
06. Leaving A Legacy
07. Spiritual Death
08. Something Witchy
As members of sludge/doom band Wormfoot, as well as ex-members of countless other groups, Jay Goldsmith and Derek Vaive have been creating music together for well over a decade. While relentlessly touring the country in a multitude of outfits—that have spanned many genres—the two developed the idea of Ommnus.
Fast forward a couple of years and that vision has manifested itself in a unique blend of thrash, rock and doom that the duo have branded as doom n’ roll. Incorporating that sound with a call and response vocal structure and the influence of thematic storytelling their debut album A Single Green Light, via Hell-FI Records (recorded, mixed and mastered by Nick Diener of Oneder Studios) in the fall of 2020.
Recorded live this first effort looks through the lens of a host of characters, both historically and fictionally, in order to shine light on aspects of the human condition that most others prefer to look away from. When asked to describe the album the only thing Jay Goldsmith and Derek Vaivewould say is that «it’s a different kind of heavy».