Green Lung – Woodland Rites (Album Review)

Green Lung has yet to disappoint with their releases. Their newest release “Woodland Rites” captures heaviness with awesome layering, and even some saxophone action…what more could you ask for, let’s jump in.

The album starts by throwing you into the woodlands themselves with beautiful acoustic riffs and just a awesome jam between the whole band. Then leading into my favorite track “Woodland Rites” with Groovy verses and super hooky choruses that’ll get stuck in your head for days.

Then we get to the middle of the album with “Templar Dawn” and this track is nothing but doom riffs and sludgy drums, and I must say they have really awesome samples on this album. This album is really good with staying consistent than switching things up with adding organs and little things here and there which really make a big difference and people really dig those different elements.

Towards the end of the album we get really beautiful clean guitars with tracks like “May Queen” and “Into the Wild” and these two are such a good combo to end the record.

These band has impressed so much these last couple of years just releasing total bangers and I don’t think they’re gonna stop anytime soon. So I highly recommend checking out these dudes if they come to your city and go buy their new album and merch and all that good stuff.

http://greenlung.bandcamp.com/album/woodland-rites

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

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LáGoon – The Unwelcome (Album Review)

Portland’s based two piece fuzzy stonery heavyweights have returned for the follow up to “L’affaire Des Poisons” so let’s find out who the Unwelcome are and let’s see if the riffs are up to par.

First off lemme just say that the guitar tone really stands to me, now obviously they’re just a two piece, but when I first heard them they sounded like a full band.

The first couple songs that really stand out to me is “Worship the Van” and “Chop City” both of those songs are such a prime example of their super catchy riffs and song writing. This whole record is full of fuzz and doom but with some swing and catchiness which I think is an absolute perfect mix.

They definitely nail the roller coaster effect that I keep bringing up on these last couple reviews, they really know to go everywhere musically, they never stay in one spot for to long.

So truth be told I’m totally in love with this record and I highly recommend checking out this band and if you see them on tour make sure you go support them and buy their merch and music!

http://forbiddenplacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/l-goon-the-unwelcome

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

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

The Stone Eye – Kevlar, Kryptonite, Gloria (Album Review)

The Pennsylvania based fuzz rock trio “The Stone Eye” has once again blessed us with a killer record. This time around they give us “Kevlar, Kryptonite, Gloria” which is a really cool and original title for the record, so let’s jump Into this bad boy.

The first song that really stuck out to me was “Eyes of Eden.” I feel like they do a really good job at making strange riffs and cool chord progressions.

Throughout this album when I listen to this it really teleports me to the winter for some reason, it really has a cool grunge sound but also incorporating fuzz and stoner elements. It’s really fantastic!

It’s very solid, rhythmic, and it leaves you on the edge of your seat the whole time listening to the album. So please go check out this band and go pick up this fantastic new album!

http://thestonedeye.bandcamp.com/album/kevlar-kryptonite-gloria

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

Dopethrone – Transcanadian Anger (Album Review)

I’m a bit late for this one but hey better late than never. This band needs no introduction, the Canada based Dopethrone released “transcanadian Anger” and my god is this album filled with fuzz and DOOM.

It seems like every track on this album is a banger, you’ll never be disappointed with any of these tracks. For all of the Doom fans they will absolutely love this album.

The guitar is so thick and the bass is so heavy it reminds me of being sick and super nauseous but you’re gonna love this feeling. They even dabble in the Hardcore vibes on the track “KILLDOZER.” Over time this album may get a bit repetitive but the riffs are so heavy and fuzzy that it totally distracts you from the repetitiveness.

One track on the album that really stuck with me is their play on “Tush” from the legendary ZZ Top, titled “KINGBILLY KUSH.”

I think the climax of the album is actually the last song “MISERABLILIST” it’s a great end to the album and it features great guest vocals from Julie.

I highly recommend this album to anyone that loves heavy, sludge, doom. Go check these guys out at the Psycho Las Vegas Fest and wherever they stop at your town!

http://dopethrone.bandcamp.com/album/transcanadian-anger

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

Vvlva – Path of Virtue (Album Review)

Ladies and Gentlemen this album took me awhile to get to but boy was I foolish! I’ve never been so impressed with a beginning of a Album so much in my life. Vvlva is a German bound Fuzz Rock outfit that released “Path of Virtue” this year. Now let’s just jump right into this because I absolutely love this record.

So for starters the beginning throws you right into 1973 with a Blue Öyster Cult styled intro with “Black Sands.” And the production on this album sounds so old and vintage it fits so perfect with the music.

Track after track they throw something new at you, like with the track “Motel Floor,” is like a clutch inspired groove monster.

Then you get something real Jammin like “Dieb der Seelen” which is they took it straight from the destroyer album by kiss, and that track is sung in their native tongue so that’s pretty neat.

This albums got plenty of instruments, cool guitar tricks, and very cool raspy vocals, It’s got it all. I highly recommend this album. Go to the link down-below and go pick up some merch and go support this amazing band!

http://vvlva.bandcamp.com/album/path-of-virtue

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