BORT – The Unblinking Eye (EP Review)

Strap in and get ready for this powerhouse of an EP, Canada’s own BORT follows up to their 2018 release of “Crossing the Desert” with “The Unblinking Eye” now let’s get right into the riffs.

The EP starts with almost a 80s style synth intro that reminds me of stranger things. Speaking of 80s they also do a fantastic recreation of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by “Tears for Fears” and as surprising as that is I think it fits perfectly into the EP.

The whole piece of music has really bluesy riffs and catchy vocals, I think they’ve progressed for the better since their first release.

I think one thing they really accomplished on this album is their super hooky choruses that’ll get stuck in your head for days.

So as always go support this awesome band, if they come to your town go see them and buy their merch!

http://wearealsonamedbort.bandcamp.com/album/the-unblinking-eye

Today I’m giving this album a 6/10 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

Grandpa Jack – Evil One (Album Review)

Today we’re taking a look at the new Grandpa Jack album “Evil One” released on Lost Moon records.

This album right off the bat is packed full of amazing bluesy riffs, fuzzed out vocals and really cool swing beats. This album really has a lot of up and down parts, from songs like “The Stone” which is very vibe-oriented, to songs like “Evil One” which is like a blend of Thin Lizzy and Graveyard.

Side story about the album (but doesn’t have anything to do with the album) I actually have a great grandpa named jack and we call him “Grandpa Jack,” weird coincidence I guess haha.

So overall, if you’re looking for bluesy riffs, psychedelic rhythms, and just a good ole time I highly recommend Grandpa Jack. So go buy they’re new record and merch.

http://grandpajack.bandcamp.com/album/grandpa-jack

Today I’m giving this album a 6.5/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews

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.

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.

Baptists – Beacon of Faith (Album Review)

So here at Mammoth Tongue Reviews I like to stay in the Doom Metal world but I’m gonna make an exception with this band because they are one of my favorites and they are a really great upcoming Hardcore Punk band that’s really good at making twangy, heavy and spastic songs.

Baptists are from the beautiful land of Canada and they combine a few different styles together including Hardcore Punk with Progressive elements and also even throws in a bit of sludge here and there.

Baptists newest release “Beacon of Faith” is released today on Southern Lord Records and it’s a mouthful of an album. Let’s dive right on into this beast.

Just like any Baptists record right out of the gate they put you on blast with the track “Worse Than Hate,” and up until the track “Capsule” it’s just a pure fast paced Hardcore extravaganza. They throw in great hooks and amazing drum fills. The guitars on this album have progressed so much since their first album, they’re starting to use more effects and are starting to experiment a bit more but they still hold that Hardcore torch.

Towards the end of the record you’ll start to hear more of the slower and more calm tracks like “Eulogy Template” and it definitely has a heavy Converge influence on them.

The lyrics on this album can be funny play on words like their other albums but on a track like “Bevel Down” he sings about real heavy topics which is cool because that’s what Hardcore is supposed to be about.

The record does a really good job of having a good flow and really keeps you on the edge of your seat. Even the vocalist experiments and tries new things on this album, it’s just absolutely fantastic. The end of the record is what really seals the envelope on how good this album is, they leave you with the track “Nostrovia” which is an instrumental track that really lets you reflect on this album.

So overall this album is fantastic, go support this great band, go see them on tour, go do whatever you need to do to support this band.

http://baptistssl.bandcamp.com/album/beacon-of-faith

Today I’m giving this album a 9.5/10 here on Mammoth Tongue Reviews.