Saturday, 21 September 2013

Woodwall - WoodEmpire

WoodEmpire cover art 

Woodwall is a Psychedelic Stoner Metal Band from Lunigiana, Italy

The members are

Matteo Signanini (Guitar/Vox)
Massimo Cornali (Bass)
Pietro Groppi (Drum)
Paolo Cipolla (Synth/Vox)

Woodwall is a brilliant Psychedelic Stoner Metal Band you seriously all need to check out now. Their debut album - WoodEmpire - is fucking awesome. There is no other way to describe it. It's full of blazing psychedelic riffs to rock out to.

Woodwall are a band that I discovered only the other day but I have already listened to their album at least a dozen times. It's simply that great. If you're a fan of Kyuss, Sleep, Isis and Pelican then this is the album for you. As Woodwall include some great Post-Rock/Post-Metal vibes into their music and it's still sounds so damn fresh and original.

First track - WoodEmpire - is a blazing 8:33 minute epic that will show you what this great band is all about. Epic psych stoner metal riffs that will make you a fan of this great band right away. Play this track at full blast and witness the full power of Woodwall. Matteo's vocals gives this track a cool dream-like hazy vibe.

2nd track - Locrian - starts off with an uneasy drone influenced silence before exploding into life with a sublime psych riff that comes out of nowhere. Just sit back and embrace the fast-paced riffs that Woodwall have at their disposal. You can hear a slight Post-Rock/Post-Metal vibe with the vocals playing in the background. Wait until the last minute when the band unleash a barrage of wonderful riffs. From then on you know this album is something special indeed.

Up next are King Stuste and Red Toad. These are more straight forward Stoner Metal tracks full of groove and heavy atmospherics to embrace the soul to. Though both tracks still have a cool psych rock vibe showing up at different times.

It's the next song which the band deserve all the plaudits for. Walden is an epic 11 minute musical journey that will simply leave you breathless. It's starts off with a drone based soundscape before a slow paced guitar riff comes into play around the 2 minute mark. This is where Woodwall start adding extra layers of sonic riffs to show how wonderfully creative they are. My advice is to let the band take you on a journey full of wonder. It doesn't get any better than this. 

Walden is definitely the best track on the album. It has that WOW factor to prove that Woodwall are definitely a brilliant band in their own right. Though the band have one excellent track left to impress you with.

Holocene/Cambrian is a superb 6:06 minute blast of more top-notch Psych Stoner Metal madness to headbang to. Matteo's vocals are impressive as ever. Adding a grizzled and highly passionate vibe to proceedings. It ends the album on a brilliant high.

Everything about WoodEmpire is simply amazing. The band deserve credit for getting James Plotkin to master the album. No wonder it sounds incredible. But that is probably also down to frontman - Matteo - who also produced the album. He has done a superb job in creating a highly atmospheric album you will be listening to over and over again.

WoodEmpire is simply unmissable. I urge you all to headover to BandCamp and download this now on Buy Now Download. Donate if you can. 

Download it now. You won't be sorry. Trust me. This is the real deal.

Brilliant. End of.

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