Thursday, 6 March 2014

HULL - Legend Of The Swamp Goat - Single Review

Swamp Goat (Single) cover art

Album Type:Single
Date Released: Feb 14th 2014
Label: Iron Works Orchestra & Midnite Collective.

Legend Of The Swamp Goat - track listing:

1.Legend of the Swamp Goat


Known to behold vast sound expanses, HULL maximizes harmony and tone within one monstrous palate. Upon your brow, focus, as a furious whip of intermingling guitars propel you through the atmosphere as a low pulse resonates through your entire being while the pounding drums blanket all chasms of reality. Find yourself immersed in a musical tide as it is played out before your ears beyond the lightless sky.

HULL materializes as a massive entity storming stages and immersing their audiences in a blanket of grandiose down-tuned compositions. A shifting fault line of decibel heavy harmony, this collective force converges in a collision of thrash, doom, classic rock, and formal orchestral works. HULL commands their listeners through each riff with incredible precision, as a seafarer guides vessels through ominous waters. Submerged in cosmic soundscapes, HULL challenges the mind with flowing, off-time fugues and powerful, dynamic movements. Brace yourself for an onslaught of eruptive force as a new world of music is formed in the deafening clap of thunder that is HULL.

Band Members

N. Palmirotto
S. B. Dunn
C. Laietta V
J. Stieber


Today it is my privilege to check out Brooklyn, New York based Doom act HULL’s 7 inch “The Legend Of Swampgoat”

For those uninformed or new to the band this is an older track from the band being pressed to vinyl posthumously. In 2007 while working on their debut “Sole Lord” the song was born but left on the shelves only to be resurrected 7 years later and Its a fine display of heavy.

Snare rolls and cleverly places acoustic guitars open the track to a wall of sound that brings you to one of the nicest doom grooves you’ve ever heard.

Harmony and vocal layering are a dominant part of this track with the 3 vocalists intertwining seamlessly. All of this finds a nice home with some good ole stoner doom groove guitar riffage. For being an early track and theoretical b-side it at no point feels like a band in its early stages of development it’s a brilliantly laid out & flawlessly executed doom jam.

In an age of duplicate style acts and basically mindless cloning of what others before have done these New Yorkers encompassing all the great things about Sabbath/doom psychedelia while bringing a new lease on life to the genre via vocal harmony and clever musicianship HULL have no doubt carved their own path through the sea of sameness.

Fans of doom/sludge shouldn’t sleep on this one!

The band has released the single via Iron Orchestra Works & MidniteCollective. You can order the 7 inch vinyl in a handful of different colors on their Bandcamp page

Until next time…


Written by Stephen T Barton