Saturday 20 October 2012

GALVANO - Two Titans Review

Maelstrom cover art

Galvano is a Sludge Metal Band from Sweden

The members are:

Mattias Nööjd - Guitars/Vocals
Fredrik Käll - Drums

Galvano are an excellent Progressive Sludge Metal Band taking influence from a whole range of bands but still adding their own style of play into proceedings. It’s hard to believe that this band is a duo as from the sound of their brilliant debut album – Two Titans – it sounds like they have an army behind them.

Galvano play loud destructive Sludge Metal music to blast the roof of building. The album is 8 tracks and 45 mins of pure sludge metal fury. It’s loud from the word go and doesn’t stop until the final seconds.

If you are into early era Mastodon and Baroness then you are going to love this as I did but still maintaining a great style of originality. Two Titans has been a long time coming and it has been worth the wait. Ever since Devouter Records premiered a track earlier this year, I was sold right away, so much so I have already bought the vinyl record.

From the opening track – Abysmal – you know you are in for a great time. The 7:51mins just flies by and shows you what this great band is all about mainly Power and Precision. The drumming is just immense. It instantly draws you in along with the sublime progressive riffs on show. Add the brilliant vocals and you have a perfect recipe for mayhem and destruction.

Up next is Bleeding Limb – A 7:23 minute track that sounds like a battle cry to the senses, as it will take you on a ride that you will not forget. Heavy pummelling riffs to shake your body, mind and soul to. One of the albums standout tracks as it has too many great riffs to mention.

The opening two tracks will show you what to expect for the rest of the album. Believe me it only gets louder & heavier and it takes this album into the realm of classic status.

Two Titans shows what truly talented musicians Galvano actually are. They have written one of the defining Sludge Metal albums of 2012 in my opinion. Sweden has another truly special Sludge Metal band on their hands. Like they need it of course but it’s always great to have a band like this to call upon if ever needed.

Other great tracks to check out are: - Destroyer, Hyperion and the amazing Maelstrom. All showing what this great band is all about – Loud, thick, crushing and heavy Progressive Sludge Riffs that you wont be able to get enough of.

This album is a masterpiece of the genre. Everything about it is just sludge metal perfection It’s expertly produced and played by all involved and should win Galvano praise across the board.

This is an album that needs to be checked out by everyone. It’s an essential purchase and one I can’t recommend highly enough. It’s in my top 3 records of 2012. It’s a brilliant ride from start to finish. I urge you all to buy a copy when it comes out in November 2012.

Two Titans is a work of brutal and brilliant genius, which you will be able to own from 5th November 2012 on Devouter Records.

Thanks to Devouter Records for sending me a promo copy to review. Much appreciated guys.

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Check out the awesome and crushing epic - Maelstrom