Monday 21 April 2014

Sergeant Thunderhoof - Zigurat

Zigurat cover art

Album Type:Album
Date Released: April 09th 2014
Label: Self Released
Zigurat - track listing

1.Devil Whore 07:54
2.Pity For The Son 08:21
3.Om Asato Ma Sadgamaya 04:50
4.Lunar Worship 09:39
5.After Burner 08:31


Sergeant Thunderhoof were formed in late 2013 initially as just an excuse for old friends to get together once in a while and jam some tasty licks.

It soon became apparent that a collective sound was emerging and so it was decided that they would go into the studio and do some recording. The result of which is 'Zigurat', a killer 5 track EP, stretching over 40 psychedelic doom drenched minutes.

Psychedelic, groove rock from the dark realms of Somerset. Prime cuts of riffs served with a side of tasty psychedelic mushrooms, garnished with a sprinkle of doom croutons.

The Band Members

Mark Sayer
Jim Camp
Dan Flitcroft
Darren Ashman


Sergeant Thunderhoof. Weird Name. Yeah. Most definitely. But what a killer band. Sergeant Thunderhoof have just released their outstanding debut album – Zigurat – a psychedelic riff laiden monster that blends Doom, Stoner Rock Hard Rock and Groove Rock – for something quite special indeed.

The band call this an EP. Well it's a 40 minute EP that will have you on the edge of your seat through out every single second as this album is dripping with class. These guys have only been going for about 6 months or so and they come up with a stunning record such as this. WOW.

If you're a fan of Kyuss, Monster Magnet, Fu Manchu and Black Sabbath then you're going to be in musical heaven. Zigurat is going to take you on an epic journey into the next dimension. The first two tracks Devil Whore and Pity For The Son show you what this band is all about. Psych Doom based riffs with a lot of heart and soul. It helps that the guys know how to write some out-of-this-world trippy lyrics to take you on a drug fuelled journey.

If you're not swayed by the dreamy and epic progressive sludge like riffs of Om Asato Ma Sadgamaya then there is no hope for you. This is the perfect example of how to write a brilliant progressive Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal song that will have you scratching your head wondering what the fuck are they on about while head-banging to the sublime riffs on show.

Though my fave track has to be the epic almost 10 minute 4th track – Lunar Worship – which brings back memories of 90s Stoner Cosmic Overlords – Monster Magnet – when they were masters of cosmic intergalactic riffs. Well Sergeant Thunderhoof bring back that memory for today's audiences while giving it a progressive sludge/stoner kick in the nuts makeover that will have you begging for more.

If you want some new riff kings to follow or worship to then Sergeant Thunderhoof is the band for you. If Zigurat is still classed by an EP by the band then I can't wait to hear what they have in store for their debut full length record. As this is an incredible debut release that shows a band with masses of talent and ideas that will keep them in the Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal spectrum for years to come.

You can find out for yourselves as the band have Zigurat available for Buy Now Download on BandCamp now. I would hurry though as I have a feeling this will be one of the must have releases of 2014 in the next few months or so. The guys are working on raising funds for a future Vinyl Release. I will definitely be buying a copy when it's available to buy.

Brilliant and Highly Recommended.

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Written by Steve Howe