Thursday 30 August 2012

Gniyrg Gnaarg

The Acolytes Feel Sleepy cover art

Gniyrg Gnaarg are a Doom/Stoner Metal Band from Helsinki, Finland. Though they do feature a member originally from Spain.

The members are:

Tommy Tienhaara: Bass, vocals
Leo Niemi: Guitar, vocals
Ines Bermudez: Drums

Gniyrg Gnaarg have already provided me with an extensive bio on what their band and music stands for. Here it is.

"Gniyrg Gnaarg is a three-piece stoner/doom band from Helsinki, Finland. Born in 2009, we have released two demos; "From Mother Sun" (2010) and "The Acolytes Feel Sleepy" (2012) and played a handful of gigs in and around Helsinki.

Our music is a combination of Sleep and Black Sabbath influenced stoner rock and doom metal, with added hints of grunge, post rock, psychedelic rock, 80s metal and gothic metal stemming from each member's personal music tastes, melted together and refined by improvised jamming.

"The Acolytes Feel Sleepy" is our second demo, recorded at Crypt Studio, Helsinki, in April 2012. The first track, "Holothurian", is heavily influenced by ancient Japanese haikus about Holothurians (a.k.a. sea slugs), and is about an ancient chaos monk who tries to warn his nonchalant acolytes about imminent doom. "A Wizard?" is a short instrumental that works as an intro to the third track "Nay, a Prophet!", that tells the story about a prophet who has a vision of the depressing future of the world, but manages to see the bright side of it all in the end."

So what do I think of their latest release. The Acolytes Feel Sleepy. It’s a great release. If you’re a fan of the bands and genres mentioned above then this is some of the finest 20 minutes you will hear this week.

It’s loud from the word go and very psychedelic to boot. It’s already starting to appear on the other blogs and it’s not hard to see why.

It’s an excellent release that should find many fans here. I loved it as it has the Sleep type vibe with the guitars and vocals at times but the guys do add their own original vibe to show they have something to offer in the realm of Stoner/Doom Metal.

The band have kindly given me permission to give this away as a free download. So what your waiting for. Get downloading now!!!

Time to work on the full length record guys. You have me converted to your great music.

Highly Recommended.

Check This Great Band Below.