Barbarian Fist - The Whorelord Cometh (2015)
With four beefy tracks, this debut LP from Norway's own Barbarian Fist expands on the promise of the group's 2013 demo, opening up with the immortal words of Conan (the barbarian, not the band) before moving into haze-shrouded but powerful stoner metal with a mean edge and some silly lyrics/titles. Fuzz-toned guitar with some hidden bite leads the way, though the drums and bass deliver their own powerful punches, and with a mostly-instrumental approach to the song-writing, they get to take the music on psych-tinged excursions with steel in hand, rampaging through the riffs before making their triumphant exit.
Some of it will make you nod your head along, some will get you to just sit back and take it in, and still more will pull the trick of leaving you unsure what just happened, but digging it all the same. It's a damn fine debut album, and if you'd like to get a vinyl, CD, or digital copy, you can do so through Barbarian Fist's BandCamp page (linked below, as always). Soak it up, and keep your ears open for more to come from this bad-ass band.
For Fans Of; Behold! The Monolith, Druglord, Meanderthal, Megasus, Nelly Olsen