Wednesday 11 December 2013

71TONMAN - S/T - Album Review

71TONMAN cover art 

71TONMAN is a Doom/Sludge Metal Band from Wrocław, Poland

The members are:


Now I wasn't expecting much from this album. I mean look at the album cover. It looks something from a DIY comic book. But you know how the famous saying goes - Never judge a book by it's cover. And damn that statement is true for 71TONMAN. As their S/T debut is a fucking blast from start to finish.

Heavy Doom/Sludge Metal riffs to crush your skull to. I shouldn't of worried as these guys are from Poland and they have an awesome Doom/Sludge Metal scene currently going on. 71TONMAN are aptly named as the riffs are HUGE and FUCKING HEAVY.

This is an actioned packed 43 minutes with the album telling a superb story of the end of the world and mankind's struggle to fit in with their new surroundings. So the album has a very cool concept indeed and that album cover starts to to show you what to expect once 71TONMAN are in full flow.

The albums riffs are loud, epic and huge. The first track - Intro - provides some narration on what has happened to the world that 71TONMAN exist in. Guitar feedback slowly creeks in over the next two minutes or so slowly showing what is in store for you once the album actually kicks off with the excellent 2nd track - Bacon Bomb.

Yeah crazy title indeed but wait until the first gigantic riffs are played at breakneck speed with insane vocals to match. Damn these guys are heavy!!! - Some dangerous guitar riffs being played here folks with some fantastic drumming driving this album along to its natural conclusion.

If you're a fan of Church Of Misery and Black Sabbath then you're going to be in your element here. It's on the next two tracks where 71TONMAN take this album into greatness. Dr Psycho and Cyborg Jesus (Fucking Cool Names or what!!!) are two epic tracks running for 9 mins and 6:30 minutes respectively. 15 mins of brutal riffs that will definitely turn some heads especially when the band venture into Atmospheric Sludge territory. It gives their sound a truly apocalyptic feel.

This album had me hooked from the very first listen. 71TONMAN have delivered a fucking monster of an album. If you love Fat, low and slow riffs.... as the band have perfectly described their music then you need to check this album out now.

I don't want to spoil anything else about this album. But wait till you hear the 12:14 minute title track.  It's a jaw-dropping ride with more epic riffs for you to rock out to. This track shows what 71TONMAN are all about. A track which starts off with an eerie warning about mankind will do to this new world and what the new inhabitants of this strange world must do to survive. It's a scary tale that will send chills down your entire body.

I am glad I bought this album on a blind purchase and I knew back then this was a special album indeed even when I only listened to a couple of minutes. 71TONMAN is huge and epic as their brilliant name suggests.

This album is awesome. End Of.

You can buy 71TONMAN debut album from BandCamp now.

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