Thecodontion-Thecodontia (Album Review)

Coming straight from the demons belly of Italy, “Thecodontion” is releasing “Thecodontia” out on February 16th on “Gravplass Propaganda Records” via Bandcamp, SoundCloud and cassette. Now the first thing I found really cool about these guys is that their lyrical content is about Fossils, Dinosaurs and Geologic Periods, and they even have coined a sub-genre called “Prehistoric Metal of War” and I thought that was very cool and different for their genre, because usually when you listen to Death/Black Metal, it’s usual lyrical theme is Satan, death and destruction. Now I must warn you these guys are just a two-piece band consisting of drums, bass and vocals, but I must say they have a very big sound and it’s very full.

Their music to me is just normal Death/Black Metal but they do it in such a original way it almost distracts you from the fact that it’s fast drums and growls, so that’s very cool,

Make sure you guys preorder their new album coming out February 16th! And make sure you support the monstrosity that is….Thecodontion!

http://thecodontion.bandcamp.com/album/thecodontia

I’m giving this album a 6.66/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

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King Buffalo – Repeater (Album Review)

What a beautiful day, time to wake up, make a hot cup of joe and throw on the new “king buffalo” album “Repeater”. These guys hail from Rochester, New York, and they are a 3-piece group but still manage to throw in a few synth parts here and there and that’s really cool to hear, it almost reminds me of how the sword does it In their new music. Their guitar riffs are so spacey and big it sounds like you’ve been teleported to another world. It’s basically everything you need in a stoner metal album, big nice riffs, slow melodic parts, big full drums and great bass lines that’ll be stuck in your head for ages. And considering there’s only 3 songs on this album or EP whatever you wanna call it, the songs have so many parts and it almost leaves you in meditative state when you listen to it, so it doesn’t feel unfulfilled. Make sure you go support King Buffalo and make sure you go seem them on tour with The Sword.

I’m giving this album a 7/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews. See you guys next time.

Corrosion of Conformity-No Cross No Crown (Album Review)

Making a triumphant return we take a look at COCs new album “No Cross No Crown”. Now this is COCs 10th studio album, and this is Pepper Keenan’s return since their album “In the Arms of God”, that was released back in 2005. So being a big fan of COC I don’t want to make a biased review so I’m gonna just state facts about the album that I found that were good and bad.

What I really enjoyed about the album was they really took the time to make solid “Rock ‘n Roll” hits, like songs like “Wolf Named Crow” and “The Luddite”. They also really hit a lot of bases on this album, it’s not just a straight stoner rock record they have experiment tracks like the title track “No Cross No Crown” and more doom songs like “A quest to believe”. So you get a lot of things in here, it’s like a mixed bag of stoner metal treats.

Now for the things I don’t like. The production on this record is good don’t get me wrong but when I was listening to it, it sounded like there was multiple things happening at once like it was layered incorrectly somehow. Also the songs seem to get repetitive towards the end of the album, but I think COC knew that so they threw filler track in the album to break up the heaviness which I absolutely think is necessary. So overall this album is a great comeback from Corrosion of Conformity. And I’m glad to see Pepper still writing great killer riffs.

I’m giving this album a 7/10 on Mammoth Tongue Reviews. Remember you can go check out my reviews and follow me on WordPress.

Mare Cognitum-The Sea which has become known (Album Review)

Let me just start off by saying this album will take other worlds by their monolithic riff and blistering drum beats. The album starts off with “Internal Deliquescence” by this very slow and atmospheric vibe they create, it will absolutely give you chills and they definitely achieve this feeling throughout the whole record. Some more notable parts on the whole album is their thrash-tastic song “Vehement Coalescence”, the riffs and technical playing is truly incredible. I think the only downside is the vocalist, not that he isn’t a bad vocalist I just think the music itself is so majestic and beautiful he almost ruins the songs by putting vocals over it. But other than that this album absolutely slays, it’s everything you want in a typical atmospheric black metal record and then some, plus weird creepy noises in there just to mix it up a bit. You can purchase the album on January 19th, so make sure you go out and support this great black metal band.

I’m giving this album a 9/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

http://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-sea-which-has-become-known