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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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 Black Sound – Doorways to the Wrist (Album Review)

Coming straight from California “The Black Sound” are an unstoppable force of heavy riffs, punky grooves and gnarly raspy vocals. This is their newest album titled “Doorways to the Wrist” released on Forbidden Place Records. Now let’s crack into this heavy hitter.

Starting the album with “Corpse Flower” which is a pretty doom-tastic song, lots of riffs and hooks. The one thing that really grabs me through is the vocalist, I think he has the ideal stoner metal vocals, they’re raspy but you can still understand him and it’s powerful.

Now to me this album screams Black Tusk, they have stoner vibes, punk/hardcore styles, and even sludge sprinkled throughout. Personally I think this album has everything you need in a good stoner metal album, it’s a roller coaster of an album.

They end the album ends on a real classic punk trip, but then end you with a very heavy conclusion to this monster of an album.

If you get a chance to buy their merch and music I definitely would, go listen to their album on Bandcamp and go support these guys!

http://forbiddenplacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-sound-doorways-to-the-wrist-compact-disc

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.

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.

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.

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard/Slomatics – Totems (Split Album Review)

The doom is strong with this one ladies and gentlemen, today I will be reviewing the new Slomatics and Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard Split, simply titled “Totems.” For some history, Slomatics are from the UK and have been around since 2004. MWWB are also from UK and have roughly been around since 2015. Now personally I’m not too fond of MWWB, their riffs and the musicianship is wonderful but I think the lead singer sounds like a 12 year old girl and it doesn’t really match the music all that well, but that’s neither here nor there. Let’s proceed with the review

Ok, so first up is MWWB, they begin the Split first and they definitely do a really good job at building an atmosphere and they bring really good riffs, but one thing I noticed with their songs especially in “Eagduru” is when they had a really heavy riff like you knew it was gonna lead to something really heavy but then it would completely change directions and it was like teasing you but it wouldn’t ever get anywhere. But overall I think they did really good and it definitely their best work yet.

Slomatics on the other hand crushed it, their opening track “Ancient Architects” is such a great opener to their side of the Split, it has a lot of spacey sounds, lots of great harmonies and real thick guitar tones. Whenever I think of doom I think of a very large cathedral with many levels in it to explore and venture in different rooms, and Slomatics definitely achieve this.

Overall, I think this Split was super great and these two bands work really well with each other, they really compliment each other’s music.

So go check out this new Split by Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard and Slomatics down below!

http://mammothweedwizardbastard.bandcamp.com/album/totems

Today I’m giving this Split a 8/10