Saturday, December 10, 2016
Catching Up With 2016: Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard 's "Y Proffwydd Dwyll"
When Bell's vocals come back in the give the song more of a sense of movement as it pulses in more of a sludge direction. I can hear the ghosts of 90s metal haunting this, not nu-metal as it is much more tasteful, but has a similar sense of adventure that many metal bands found when grunge broke and it became ok to break the rules. The second half of the album finds them locking in on big riffs and riding them out with the keyboards having to do as much magick as they can.
The last song finds the density increasing. Not their boldest to hang on the chug, the vocals fly back in in to save the day in a manner than reminds me of something you might hear on a Devin Townsend might do. Overall this is one of the more memorable doom album's of the year, my only complaint is some of the long instrumental passages don't make use of their strength that lies in Bell's voice and some of the songs begin to sound the same in the way they drone together, but but overall their powerful and hypnotic sound is unique so I will give this album a 9.