Earthdriver – Leave Something Witchy (EP Review)

Get ready everybody…this new EP by Earthdriver will hit you pretty hard, now don’t get bummed just cause it’s an EP, this thing is packed full of crunchy guitars and super full drums. This little beast is titled “Leave Something Witchy…” which is an awesome reference to Charles Manson, let’s take a look at the whole EP.

First off, before I start talking about the songs I have to just say the guitar tone and sound is absolutely destructive. Ok, now with the first song “Leave Something Witchy” they ease you into the heaviness rather than just slamming you right in the face, and of course they had to throw in the Charles Manson snippet in the beginning which I thought was a fantastic touch. They song has a lot of grooves and great catches, it almost reminds me of some Fu Manchu vibes.

Second track is literally more upbeat, but still very hard hitting and powerful. The one thing that had to grow on me was the vocals, when I first listened to them I wasn’t very fond of em but listening over and over it really makes sense and they grew on me for sure.

Now lastly my favorite song and the end of the EP “Genesis/Lament of the Elder Gods” now it not only is a super killer song titled but it lives up to it! The first part “Genesis” is a perfect transition to the next piece of music, it sets a perfect tone to the song. “Lament of the Elder Gods” is by far one of the heaviest riffs I’ve heard in a long time, they say they’re a three piece but in reality it sounds like a whole army of powerful doom metal soldiers attacking and pillaging. And the vocals on this track fits more to the band, I think.

Overall this EP is very impressive and I can’t wait to hear more of these guys. Go support them and go buy their merch/Music!

http://earthdiverdenver.bandcamp.com/album/leave-something-witchy-ep

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

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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.