Greenleaf – Hear the Rivers (Album Review)

It has been a long hiatus for the Mammoth Tongue camp but we’re finally back and we’re going to be reviewing this fuzz driven album by the Sweden bound rockers “Greenleaf.” Greenleaf is from Borlänge, Sweden and takes many influences from Black Sabbath, ZZ Top and Pink Floyd. So you might ask well what does this album sound like? Well I’m gonna tell you.

The first couple songs of the album right off the bat are super fuzzy/riff oriented songs, but they are so catchy and have so many grooves it’s hard to believe that they are from Sweden when they have mastered the southern groove style. There’s a couple tracks that really stand out to me on the record, the first song “Let it out!” The fourth song “Good Ol’Goat” and the eighth song “In the Caverns Below,” don’t get me wrong the album is fantastic but those songs really summarize the riffs, the hooks and the really catchy Choruses that the album has to offer.

This albums production is by far one of the coolest sounds I’ve heard in awhile, it sounds like every instrument is recorded in a monolithic church and the singer is the preacher with a very cool raspy/fuzz sound over top of everything.

So in conclusion, this album has the riffs, the hooks and very catchy choruses that the whole family will enjoy. This is actually the first album I’ve heard from this band and I’m obviously going to research all of their albums and hope they tour the states very soon. Go check them out on Bandcamp and go grab some Merch and buy they super cool album.

http://greenleaf-sweden.bandcamp.com/album/hear-the-rivers

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

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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.

The Long Hunt – All Paths Lead to Here (Album review)

Pennsylvania bound The Long Hunt are releasing their 2nd full length June 1st titled “All Paths Lead to Here” they are completely instrumental filling their sounds with bluesy complex riffs with rhythmic beats that will transport you to the magical forest. Their last release “Wildness Tales” was a Elder infused style of instrumental that was so full and big that if they had vocals it would ruin all of it.

I highly recommend this to anyone that loves Elder, Russian Circles and The Devil and the Almighty Blues. Make sure you pick up “All Paths Lead to Here” June 1st. And these guys are playing Cedars in Youngsters alongside with Between the Witches and Jakethehawk on June 1st as well! Go support this great band and go Pre-order their album down below!

http://thelonghunt.bandcamp.com/album/all-paths-lead-to-here

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

Sleep – The Sciences (Album Review)

Well this album was totally unexpected but totally a special treat that the sleep camp did for us. I really shouldn’t have to tell people about this band but you don’t know they are one of the pioneers of stoner metal and stoner rock. They just released their new full length on 4/20 titled “The Sciences.” Now this my absolute honor in reviewing this monolithic album.

To start out Sleep has always been one of those bands that really takes you on a musical journey like on Dopesmoker or Holy Mountain (which I highly recommend to anyone getting into the genre) and once again they don’t disappoint in doing that. The opening track “The Sciences” really set the mood and vibe of the album, it’s very atmospheric and you can really get lost in all the sounds. Then something really magical and uplifting happens, a mysterious sound comes out of the fog and all you hear is a bong rip and then the acid starts to kick in and you’re immediately teleported into a cosmic sea of riffs and hypnotic drums. And don’t get me wrong, that’s kinda what the whole album is, very heavy riffs and atmospheric sounds and drone influences throughout the album.

Personally I think the climax of the album is when you reach the track “Giza Butler” it’s a play on words of the legendary Geezer Butler and the song starts out with the bass which makes sense. It almost has a very close OM vibe to it. The track also features some tasty tambourine.

Then before you know it Sleep leaves you with “The Botanist” which is just the most perfect send off you can do. But unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and this album is long and drawn out but to a stoner metal fan we never want it to end.

I think besides Pike’s amazing guitar work and Al’s bass playing and spectral vocals I think the drummer really shine a light on this record too, he really adds to the fire in a positive way.

I highly recommend this album and sleep in general to anyone that wants to dive into this genre. Go support this amazing album and amazing band.

https://open.spotify.com/album/790MeSzafcgXNCoY2AagnP?si=uPWic1WMRNy8TiqH9zcQlQ

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

Cancer Bats – The Spark that Moves (Album Review)

Now this ones a fun one ladies me gentlemen, sorry for the short hiatus but I’m back finally, I’m gonna do a review on one of my favorite bands. If you haven’t seen yet this is the newest release from the Canadian sludge/hardcore outfit Cancer Bats with “The Spark that Moves.” If you aren’t familiar with Cancer Bats like I said they got some sludge and doom influence in their style but they also infuse hardcore and punk rock to their songs which adds to a cool mix of songs. So let’s dive right into this bad boy.

Just like classic Cancer Bats they want to blast you right outta the gate with their first song appropriately called “Gatekeeper” which is a groove filled fun time of a song. Throughout this album is full of party anthems like their first song. But don’t get me wrong you’ll get more pop filled tracks like “We Run Free.” And they even make a tribute song to Winterpeg simply titled “Winterpeg.”

Overall this album brings the riffs and really catchy vocals plus pounding drums, these boys never fail to make a really fun record to listen to. Go check out this fantastic album and go support these great dudes!

http://cancerbats.bandcamp.com/album/the-spark-that-moves

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