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.

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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.

Sundrifter – Visitations (Album Review)

Flying across the astral plane I see a strange light in the distance…The strange light is a band called “Sundrifter”. These guys hail from Boston, Massachusetts, and they are a stoner rock band that blends heavy riffs, beefy drums and hypnotic vocals that’ll make you feel like you’re not human. I am proudly reviewing their new album titled “Visitations” released February 6th. To begin this album really puts you through a journey so it’s not an album you just listen to a couple tracks and go on with your day, you have to listen to the whole thing front to back, the start of the album is like you’ve been blasted off Into space with the track “Sons of Belial”, and lemme tell you the first 3 tracks are just total bangers, but when you get to “Targeted” the album begins to shift and you start to get a roller coaster affect of an album which is pretty great, this album ends with the song “I Want to Leave” which pretty much sums up the end of a great album, it slowly brings you back down to the earth.

These guys sound like if Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age had a baby, it’s name would be Sundrifter for sure. I highly recommend this band to anyone that is getting into Space Rock or Stoner Rock, it’s got all of the key components of those genres. Go support these guys and check them out whenever they come to your city!

http://sundrifter.bandcamp.com/album/visitations

I am giving this album a 8/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.

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.

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.