Saturday, August 13, 2011

Toronto Trio's Tuned Down Doom...

Holy Mount - The Breeze Blows West (2011)


Now for Canada... Where the people are pleasant, the weather is cold and the music is damn right doomy. Well that's if Holy Mount are anything to go by.
This short EP weighs in at a mere 10 minutes, but crashes wave after wave of stoned out fuzzy riff down on your head. It's pretty much as basic as it comes, three guys, one drum kit, one guitar, one bass, one room. But don't just write them off because of this... there's way more than meets the eye... or, well, ear. They churn together their own mix of fuzzed out, grimy, almost psychedelic riffs, slow drum kicks and utterly haunting distorted vocals to fantastic effect. The result is two 5 minutes tracks that, unlike some similar bands songs, manage to keep you hooked for the duration.
It's simple, it's dark, it's heavy, it's brooding but most of all it's awesome. I really can't wait to hear these fellas tackle a full length album.
Oh, I also urge you to follow in my footsteps and order their limited 7" version off Bandcamp...


For Fans Of; Sleep, Kamni, Saint Vitus, No Anchor, Grief