Friday, 12 August 2011

GRANTED EARTH - Band To Check Out

GRANTED EARTH are an excellent 3 Piece Sludge/Post-Rock/Post-Metal band from Monterey, California, USA.

The members are:

Jon Ugale - Drums/Vocals
Becky Ugale - Guitar
Mallory Mickel - Bass

The band have released two quite frankly fucking superb releases.

2010 - Thermal Tide

2011 - Nomad

Both of these releases are full of epic sludge/post-metal riffs that NEUROSIS, ISIS and PELICAN made famous. But this band really add their own vibes to the Sludge/Post Metal arena. They mix in some excellent Progressive Rock as well to truly stand out from the crowd.

How these guys are not bigger I don't know.  The guitars are handled superbly by Becky and Mallory. They both bring a sense of calm and urgency to proceedings before they go into Sludge/Post-Metal overdrive when the loud and heavy Post-Metal riffs kick in.

The drumming is superb as well. Really driving the music along through the loud and quiet passages that you expect from Sludge/Post-Metal bands.

The guys were mainly an Instrumental Sludge/Post-Metal band on their outstanding first release. But the guys made a brave decision in adding vocals to their new release - Nomad. And it's a decision that pays off brilliantly. As Jon's vocals sound of a tortured soul going through like the title suggests. A Nomadic journey into the unknown.

So if your into ISIS, PELICAN, and OPETH then you will absolutely dig these guys. As they really are perfect blend of those bands and then some.

You can buy and check these releases out at their BandCamp Page for the low price of $5 each. Very much worth it in my opinion.

Check Out This Excellent Band Here.

Check Out The Band Playing the brilliant song "When We Give In" from their outstanding debut album.

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