The Moth is a Psychedelic Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from Germany
The members are:
FREDEN - GUITAR / VOCALS
CÉCILE - BASS / VOCALS
PHILIPP - DRUMS
Now here is a great band that flew right under my radar. The Moth is a Psych based Sludge/Stoner Metal band that fans of Baroness, Kylesa and Mastodon will surely love like I did. Their debut album – They Fall – is 11 excellent hard-rocking tracks full of epic riffs.
The dual vocals of Cécile and Freden give the album a real edge. Sometimes they feel they are having a duel at times. At it makes the album ever more intriguing. These are some original and very different vocals you do not hear much of within the Sludge/Stoner Metal scene
First track - Won’t Return – is a 4:16 minute groove laiden ride of sublime riffs that sets up the scene for the next 33 minutes or so. Yeah the album is on the short side but when you have the high number of quality riffs on show then you can easily forget about these things. The track has a wonderful distorted fuzz based appeal, which is another one of the albums strengths
It is a great showcase on what to expect for the other songs. So we have riffs galore, great vocals and awesome lyrics to match. You may as well sit back and enjoy these brilliant Sludge Rockers in full flight, as they will leave you breathless until this excellent album is finally over.
They Fall has the right amount of Slow Paced riffs matched against the more fast-paced angrier Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs especially on excellent track – Wasted Time. Imagine Mastodon jamming with High On Fire what to expect on this track. The dual vocals are present yet again and it is another rewarding experience to listen to.
It is hard to believe there are only three people in this band as it feels like double that amount. Riffs come flying you at every corner and the vocals adding layers of tension and excitement unlike anything you have heard this year.
The album is expertly played and produced through out. If you like you’re Sludge/Stoner Metal with an extra layer of lo-fi psychedelic fuzz based vibes then you can’t go wrong here. The Moth deserves your attention now. This album came as a real surprise to me when the band originally contacted me. The album cover might not give anything away but as the famous saying goes – Appearances can be deceiving – Or – Never judge a book by its cover.
And both of them are true for The Moth. You want more evidence of how great this band is. Check out excellent tracks – Rawhawk, This Is The Lie and my fave track – They Fall.
Look this album is testament that Germany have another excellent Sludge/Stoner Metal band to call upon. It could be that these Sludge Rockers could be one of my fave discoveries of 2013.
Excellent and Highly Recommended.
You can buy The Fall on DD and CD from The Moth’s Bandcamp page.
Check The Band from the following links.