Saturday 14 December 2013

Blackwitch Pudding - Taste The Pudding

Taste the Pudding cover art

Blackwitch Pudding is a Stoner Metal Band from Portland, OR, USA

The members are:

Space Wizard-Guitar
Lizard Wizard-Bass
Wizard Wizard-Drums

Blackwitch Pudding's debut album - Taste The Pudding - is currently generating a lot of buzz within the Stoner Metal community. So I decided to take a look and see what all the fuss or shall I say fuzz is all about.

Plus our good friend Cat Jones give me a tip to check them out. So here I am checking out this band. Now I have been told that Blackwitch Pudding describe themselves as Wizards. Hell they even dress up like them on stage. Check out the band members names.

I am pretty sure we just reviewed and interviewed a band called Lizzard Wizzard. Anyway back to Blackwitch Pudding. Taste The Pudding is fucking immense. There might be a lot of great humour within the song titles and lyrics but these guys take things very seriously in what they do.

If you want finely tuned and down-tempo Stoner Metal riffs then Taste The Pudding is the album for you. The album gets right down to business with excellent Montre'D. A superb hard-hitting almost 8 minute epic that shows you what Blackwitch Pudding are all about.

Blazing riffs and grizzled vocals all made by the magical power of the weed or should that be riff. Maybe it's both. But you can't deny what an excellent band these wizard's actually are. They may not be masters of magic but they are definitely masters of ther riff as Taste The Pudding is full of them.

It feels the band are playing a gig in your very own home with massive amounts of weed keeping you all on edge through out. Or that could be the albums psychedelic vibes trying to hypnotise you into surrendering your entire mind to these crazy insane wizards.

Now this album did have me laughing out loud on brilliant track - Gathering Panties - as the guys take demonic devil worshipping to laugh out loud heights with some crazy inspired lyrics of their own. Imagine Leisure Suit Larry selling his soul to the devil. That's how crazy this song is.

Now don't get me started on Shark Commando. Didn't the Syfy Channel make that as a film recently. It's another excellent song with more crazier inspired insane lyrics. That's all I am going to say.

How the fuck did this band get Billy Anderson to mix and master this release. Did they cast a spell on him. Did they sell him loads of weed or promised him loads of panties. I don't know but I would love to know how as Billy has done another wonderful job here. The album sounds incredible from start to finish.

  • Are Blackwitch Pudding actual wizards?
  • Are they over-aged Frat-boys who never grew up or passed the iniation stage?
  • Or are they undiscovered Scooby Doo villians waiting for their chance to get their hands on Scooby Doo's infamous Scooby Snacks?
I feel these are questions we may never know the answer to. And that is so damn great about this album. If these guys think they are real wizards then maybe the real joke is on us for not believing them in the first place.

Look I have gone on long enough here. Taste The Pudding is excellent. That's all you need to know. Plus it's available to buy on BandCamp Buy Now Deal.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Cat Jones at Southern Cross PR for the promo and tip about these guys.

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