vrijdag 24 april 2015

Howling Giant – Howling Giant EP


Howling Giant – Howling Giant EP
Self released – 2015
Rock, Stoner, Desert, Psych, Garage, Doom
Rated: ****

Even though Nashville, Tennessee is usually known for a completely different kind of music. They do produce some damn fine ruckus as well and loads of garage and stoner albums have been mastered or recorded there in recent times. But sometimes, the music is born right there and then. In someone’s bedroom filled with stinky sport socks, weird posters, books, comics, records and dubious crusty towels. As is the case with Howling Giant. Three compadres that delivered their first self-titled EP a couple of months ago. Three self-proclaimed nerds with a penchant for space travel, doomed seafarers and a sentient android hell-bent for a camel killing death crusade. Now here are some guys we can relate to for sure! Especially since besides those cheat sheet lyrics they bring out the big guns when they turn to riffing, tempos and rhythms. And let’s not forget about those damn fine three piece vocals as well. Howling, haunting and stirring! Nice touches of organ in first song Husk and third song Doug and as battleships go last track on the EP entitled Camel Crusher is a righteous one. A big motherfucker that starts its brooding tempo and has you on the edge of your seat for what’s about to happen. And it all seems to happening right there and then. This is a trio we need to keep track off; cause they seem to be destined for huge things!

(Written by JK)



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