The Black Sound – Doorways to the Wrist (Album Review)

Coming straight from California “The Black Sound” are an unstoppable force of heavy riffs, punky grooves and gnarly raspy vocals. This is their newest album titled “Doorways to the Wrist” released on Forbidden Place Records. Now let’s crack into this heavy hitter.

Starting the album with “Corpse Flower” which is a pretty doom-tastic song, lots of riffs and hooks. The one thing that really grabs me through is the vocalist, I think he has the ideal stoner metal vocals, they’re raspy but you can still understand him and it’s powerful.

Now to me this album screams Black Tusk, they have stoner vibes, punk/hardcore styles, and even sludge sprinkled throughout. Personally I think this album has everything you need in a good stoner metal album, it’s a roller coaster of an album.

They end the album ends on a real classic punk trip, but then end you with a very heavy conclusion to this monster of an album.

If you get a chance to buy their merch and music I definitely would, go listen to their album on Bandcamp and go support these guys!

http://forbiddenplacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-sound-doorways-to-the-wrist-compact-disc

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

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Windhand/Satan’s Satyrs – Split (Album Review)

I am very excited to be reviewing this beast, I have a long history with both of these bands, and I think one of the best releases of 2018 so far…so let’s jump right in. So to first point out this is the legendary doom outfit “Windhand” teaming up with the biker rock trio “Satan’s Satyrs” and they’re releasing this via Relapse Records. So the first half is Windhand throwing down some heavy tracks with “Old Evil” and “Three Sisters” and to me Old Evil didn’t really do anything for me but Three Sisters is definitely one of Windhands most evil and doom filled songs, it even features a organ! How much more evil can you get. Especially with the fuzz filled and monstrous drums on this track.

Then on the other half it’s Satan’s Satyrs taking a swing at the Split. They first throw “Alucard Ad 2018” at you which is a groovy/70s vibe song, then they continue on the streak of blood pumping tunes with the track “Succubus”, which to me isn’t anything special but hey I think both of these bands did a killer job making a solid Split together. I think personally the winner on this album is Windhand, the singer brings such a atmospheric and creepy voice it gives me goosebumps. Now don’t get me wrong I love Satan’s Satyrs just as much but I’m gonna have to give it to Windhand on this one.

You can go buy this album down below and support both of these great bands!

http://windhand.bandcamp.com/album/split-with-satans-satyrs

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

New and Notable Bands #2

Here are some “newer” bands that have stood out to me in the past couple months.

Haunt

If you love NWOBHM bands like priest, maiden and angel witch then you gotta check out “Haunt”, these guys are from Fresno, California, and it also features Trevor from the doom trio “Beastmaker”. They released a EP back in 2017 titled “Luminous Eyes”, go check them out and go support them!

http://hauntthenation.bandcamp.com/album/luminous-eyes

Attalla

Attalla is a Wisconsin based stoner metal band and they bring the RIFFS, combining classic Rock ‘n Roll riffs with great doom vibes, it’s very snazzy. I actually put their last album “Glacial Rule” in my top albums of 2017, you can go and check out that list and go support these guys and go buy their merch!

http://attallawi.bandcamp.com/album/glacial-rule

Green Lung

If your a fan of Red Fang, Bison and Clutch then “Green Lung” is right up your alley. These guys hail from London, UK, and they’re gonna release a very anticipated new EP titled “Free the Witch” coming February 19th, which I will definitely be doing a album review on. Make sure you guys go catch them on tour and make sure you check out their new EP when it comes out!

http://greenlung.bandcamp.com/album/free-the-witch-ep

There you have it, I hope you guys enjoy those great bands! And thanks for all the support and love you guys have been giving Mammoth Tongue Reviews!

Fu Manchu – Clone of the Universe (Album Review)

Making their triumphant return since their anticipated album “Gigantoid” back in 2014, this Orange County based stoner rock band is releasing a new full length titled “Clone of the Universe”, and of course I’m talking about the legends “Fu Manchu”. These guys really know how to combine such cool genres like the old 70s vibes with the 80s skate movement that was going on in California, if I had to wrap them up in a description I’d say they’re like if Jimi Hendrix rode a skateboard.

So now we got the bio out of the way, let’s dig in this monster. On the first couple tracks they try to really bring the punk style, but still incorporating the old school feel to them, but it doesn’t feel like they’re trying to hard, it feels very natural and it flows absolutely perfect. Towards the middle you get kind of a slower/trippy song titled “Slower than Light”, which is great breakup of the album, it let’s you take a breath and relax for a second, but then it jumps right back in the heaviness with the song “Nowhere Left to Hide”. And the title track of the album definitely sums up the whole album, when they released it as their single it didn’t really make much sense and I thought it was kind of a boring song, but going back and listening to it in full it makes a lot more sense now.

The only negative thing I have to say about the album is the last track “II Mostro Atomico”, now the song itself isn’t bad but I just think it doesn’t fit, like yeah I get that they were just trying to have a jam song at the end but the whole album is full of 2-4 minuet bangers, so to put a 18 minuet long epic just didn’t feel right to me, but hey I think overall they make a fantastic record and anyone that hasn’t heard of this great band needs to dig into their old discography and check them out. Make sure you go support Fu Manchu and go check them out on tour!

http://fumanchuband.bandcamp.com/album/clone-of-the-universe

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