New and Notable Bands #4

Here are some super cool new bands you all should give a spin!

The Wizards

These guys are like mix of old Angel Witch and Dio. They bring the riffs and super catchy songs. They put out an album last year titled “Full Moon in Scorpio” and it’s a banger, I highly recommend checking these boys out.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0fKm2nbvL6kYC4waKZITJ2?si=cImVIfFcSCaL577xYWcp0Q

Unearthly Trance

Hailing from New York, New York, Unearthly trance bring the riffs! And I guess they’re not really new considering they’ve been around for almost 20 years but they’re new to me. These guys released an album back in 2017 called “Stalking The Ghost” and it rips, it almost has a Gojira feel to them. I highly recommend checking these dudes out and checking out their newest album down below.

http://unearthlytrance.bandcamp.com/album/stalking-the-ghost

Lord Crow

Now check this out, I just discovered these guys recently and they are like High on Fire’s step brother, they bring the Thundering riffs and the drums strike like lightning! I really recommend this band that likes High on Fire, Black Cobra or Black Tusk. And their EP “God’s Amongst Men” is absolutely fantastic. Check it out down below.

http://lordcrowriffs.bandcamp.com/album/gods-among-men

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Eagle Twin – The Thundering Heard (Album Review)

It’s my ultimate pleasure to be reviewing this beast. If you’re unaware of this great band this is Southern Lords own “Eagle Twin” and this is their newest release “The Thundering Heard.” And lemme tell you, just because this is just a doom duo doesn’t mean this sounds empty and weak, it almost sounds the opposite, they bring a huge wall of sound that sounds like a thundering heard! Like I said this is a duo consisting of guitarist Gentry Densley and drummer Tyler Smith, with these two it’s like a perfect storm of hurricane drums and a tsunami of guitars.

Let’s begin on this album, I know people are going to hate me for this but they have sort of a Sunn O))) feel to them, not because they have long songs but because they have a lot of atmospheric elements to them, and they definitely achieve this on this album. The instrumental aspect is totally righteous on this thing too, the drums are loud and clear but beefy and the guitars are nice and crunchy and everything else they throw in is absolutely perfect.

The star on the album in my opinion is “Heavy Hoof” they throw a lot of different influences in this track and it goes all over the place, it’s great.

The only negative thing I have to say about the album is the vocals, I feel like they could have went with a different vocal approach to the songs but again that’s just my opinion.

Make sure you go out and pick up this great new album or follow the link below to their Spotify.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3iy3SOWFTiLpuebpxjrLrS?si=N-ZRLg17SDmxWKnk20_CWA

Today I’m giving this album a 7.5/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

The Sword – Used Future (Album Review)

Oh yeah baby the time has finally come…time to dive into the brand new album “Used Future” from “The Sword,” if your a fan of this kind of music and you don’t know about this band then stop reading this and go listen to Age of Winters and Gods of the Earth ASAP.

To begin, let me throw out all the things I really enjoy about this album, because if you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple years the sword have been releasing rock n roll based albums which are good but it’s no Age of Winters. On this album I really dig the lyrics, The Sword have always been known for their cool lyrics which they haven’t stopped doing. Another thing, all the noises and FX they throw in the album really bring a cool vibe to the album.

The real shine and climax of the album I think is the B-side, yes A-side was good but you get tracks like “Sea of Green” (which I think is the stand out track on the record) and “Don’t get too Comfortable” which are really solid tracks.

When trying to come up with some negatives on the album I couldn’t really find anything because as a listener I listened from their new Rock ‘n Roll sound not their old Stoner/Sludge sound, so overall I think it’s pretty good.

Like I said if you guys haven’t heard of this band I highly recommend them, you can check them out out on tour and go buy some of their merch!

https://open.spotify.com/album/1aLoUkdIJx3xds0s6mAuoh?si=tln2-EmNQHiNdYW7TQ4OZQ

Today I’m giving this album a 6.5/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

Green Druid – Ashen Blood (Album Review)

Welcome back…it’s that time again! This band was also on my most anticipated albums of 2018 so I’m excited. To begin Green Druid hail from Denver, Colorado, and they’re releasing Ashen Blood via Earache Records.

With their mythical lyrical themes and down tuned guitars they bring a thick layer of sound throughout the album, the guitar tone sounds Great and the drums sound big and natural. Now over time the songs seem to get a little repetitive but right when you get bored they kick into a another sick riff that constantly leaves you on the edge of your seat. Green Druid is kinda in the same vein as high on fire, Conan, etc. just so you guys can get an idea of what these guys have to offer.

I think the only downside to the album is the song lengths but as people know what this genre is about, they know that most stoner/sludge metal songs are pretty long. This album definitely offers a lot, has lots of heavy riffs, haunting vocals, pounding drums, ups and downs and little surprises along the way. So I suggest you guys go check out this new beast from Green Druid! Go pick up some merch and go tell Earache Records how good this album is.

http://greendruid.bandcamp.com/album/ashen-blood-2

I’m giving this album a 8/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

Killer Boogie – Acid Cream (Album Review)

Finally the time is here! This album was actually on my most anticipated albums of 2018 so I’m very excited to finally here this acid drenched stoner rock album. For starters Killer Boogie have released “Acid Cream” via Heavy Psych Sounds Records, and they really know how to bring the old fuzzy/vintage sound to the listener, especially throwing in great bluesy solos in the mix.

There was a few great things I loved about the album, the drums sounded so natural and old school, it’s like they teleported me back to listening to Sabbath or blue cheer. The songs are very catchy and just fun to listen to, going into this record I was hoping that there was plenty of fun and exciting songs and they execute that perfectly. Each song with their unique blend of rock and 70s vibes.

Over time I think the songs may get a little repetitive, but I mean it’s not like a deal breaker, especially people that love this type of music are gonna absolutely love it. So go check out this album! Go check Killer Boogie in a town near you!

http://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/killer-boogie-acid-cream

Today I’m giving this album a 7/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

Marcellus Rex – S/T (Album Review)

Coming straight from the heart of Bordeaux, France, these psychedelic/pop giants made a killer record titled “Marcellus Rex”, so let’s check out this out.

This is the boys debut EP, and lemme tell you it’s fun to listen you, these guys are kinda in the same vein as Torche, and that’s pretty much it, they have a very unique and original sound, combining sounds such as, stoner rock, psychedelic, pop, electronic and a lot of strange noises that remind me of the 90s and I love it. It’s almost so out there it’s kinda like Faith No More or Strapping Young Lad had an influence on the album. And throughout the whole album is like this, every corner they turn or every area they go into it’s leaves you wanting more, but they still achieve to make great songs with great riffs and good dynamics underneath that heavy layer of strange noises.

Ok now for the bad stuff, which I’m absolutely terrible at. The vocals fit very well, the production is great (the bass may be a little too loud at points), the songs have a nice flow to them, this Album is just awesome, and it has pretty much every instrument thrown in it. So I suggest checking this album out and go support these guys, I believe they have a CD available to buy.

http://marcellusrex.bandcamp.com/album/marcellus-rex

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

Deathbell – With the Beyond (Album Review)

Yesssss bring on doom! Hailing from France “Deathbell” is a female fronted fuzz filled stoner metal band. With their new album “With the Beyond.” And my god this album has it all, heavy riffs, monolithic drums, cathedral organs and vocals that’ll put you into a meditative state. So let us begin.

Right from the beginning of this album it is just pure heaviness but it never leaves you getting bored, it keeps you wanting more throughout the whole record. It’s a perfect blend of heaviness but very catchy. Like some sort of mermaid dragging you in with her beautiful voice then killing you brutally.

This album is pretty straight forward, that’s what I love about this genre, it’s very simple and pure. They remind me a lot of Windhand and those sort of stoner metal bands. But they know when to slow things down and get evil but they know when to pick things up and get the party going and I absolutely love that. So make sure you go check these guys out, and go buy their merch.

http://deathbelldoom.bandcamp.com/album/with-the-beyond

I’m giving this album a 7.5/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.