My mind has been in a comfortable haze all morning transversing the possible future ahead of me. It all seems rather optimistic and uplifting especially with the right music to put me in that special place. Wiht does that with an unidentifiable gentle touch tossed in amidst lumbering despondent metal. The UK band has no real genre, but most would classify their 2009 self-titled release as sludgy stoner doom. Personally, I would add space rock to that to make it a more accurate description.
This release only has three songs but two of them rank up on the 16 minute mark with the other being 9 minutes long. Each one is a ride that you most likely won’t forget for a good while to come. Just to be clear, this is an instrumental release so the music speaks for itself. Track pattern, if you can call it that, for the longer songs is a slow bluesy start before the heavy drone of the bass slaps you in the face. It comes in unexpectedly and it dies off as quickly as it came melting into trippy space rock; the effects used to get that effect aren’t overdone and ties in nicely with the rest of the music. The pattern repeats itself in the song and the result is anything but boring. It’s really hypnotic and immersive; simply can’t stress that enough.
“And The Thunder Rolls” has the fastest pace in this trio and the drums are showcased nicely. Solid beats with a wonderful bluesy guitar-tone in this song make it one of the more addictive tracks. Good news is that this release isn’t the only release they plan on cranking out. They have a full-length planned soon titled “The Harrowing of The North” so keep an eye out for it.