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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Wolftooth – S/T (Album Review)

Oh yeah baby, I’m very excited to review this beast. I’m proud to be reviewing the new album by “Wolftooth” simply titled “Wolftooth”. These guys hail from Richmond, Indiana, So lemme just get the bad stuff out of the way first and it’s not even bad it’s just something I noticed, so when I first played this album the music is very heavy and melodic and that was one thing I absolutely enjoyed right outta the gate, but then the vocals kicked in, and I felt turned off from it just because I didn’t really think they mixed well but then I kept listening to the album and it really does mix well. It really reminded me of the sword and how they have such heavy songs with clean singing over them, so after a couple listens I started to really dig it.

But seriously this album makes you wanna ride a dragon in the middle of the winter, I really enjoy and appreciate music that creates visuals for me and Wolftooth really achieves this on this record, one song that really stands out with me is “Frost Lord”, I just wanna slay ogres to this song. But overall the albums production is great and the drums are so thunderous and beefy it’s awesome. Make sure you check these guys out and go support them!

http://wolftooth.bandcamp.com/album/wolftooth

Today I’m giving Wolftooth a 6.8/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

Portal – Ion (Album Review)

Where do I begin…I have mix feelings about this band, not because I dislike them or I am not a fan but how much fear and anxiety they give me when I listen to them. Today I’m reviewing the new “Portal” album titled “Ion”. Let us begin shall we, so we when you first throw on this album you get this very atmospheric beginning, it’s almost in the same vein as Sunn o))) or something that Eagle Twin would do, so it sets a real good tone throughout the whole record. Now when the instruments start it almost feels like an intruder has entered your home and you feel so helpless and you have so much fear running through your veins, plus the guitars sound like there’s a million little bugs crawling all over you with demonic vocals piercing your eardrums. Trust me I’ve listened to many bands but I’ve never ran Into a band that’s given me such anxiety, but I think overall that’s a great thing because, music should make you feel emotions (good, bad or indifferent).

There’s not much on this album I didn’t really like, even though the songs become repetitive and kinda sound the same, they put very creepy and atmospheric fillers in between songs so you don’t feel like your being mutilated the WHOLE time.

These mats hail from the wonderful land of Australia and have been striking fear into people since 1994. You can go listen for yourselves over on Spotify or Bandcamp.

http://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/ion

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

Foot – Buffalo (Album Review)

Today I will be reviewing the absolutely beautiful album by “Foot” titled “Buffalo”. Now where do I begin? Well let’s just take a moment to point out the artistic duel guitars that’s on this album, at some parts of the album it sounds like they reincarnate Pete and johns duel guitar parts from baroness almost to a tee! And I think that’s just a wonderful thing to create because in this stoner/sludge genre it almost gets repetitive of just over fuzzed guitars and muddy bass tones, so it’s great to hear something thrown in the mix and I think Foot definitely achieve that.

Going from track to track feels like your floating down a river that has all sorts of twists and turns and bumps along the way but overall it flows very nicely together. Some more notable tracks to me are “Thunder Cave”, “Buffalo” and “Lied”, but I think all of these tracks are just fantastic, and I hate to blow smoke up bands butts but “Buffalo” is a near perfect album. I mean even in their description of their album it says ” This album was written after spending time in country Victoria and forms the over-arching concept of using a beautiful piece of nature as an escape or healing mechanismhttp://footmelb.bandcamp.com/album/buffalo

This is a Mammoth Tongue first but I’m giving this album a 10/10, go out and support “Foot” from Australia.

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.