Saturday 25 October 2014

LAMPERJAW - Demo EP 2014 (EP Review)

Demo EP 2014 cover art

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 26th July 2014
Label: Self Released

Demo EP 2014 – Track Listing

1.Throw Me a Stone 03:48
2.Blood Dreams (ᎩᎦ ᎠᏍᎩᏥᏍᏗ) 03:57
3.Menace of a Cruel Earth 07:16


Prepare to be confounded by the audacious, audial onslaught of this low-down, dirty band of bow-legged, box-ankled, lantern-jawed, crooked-nosed, wall-eyed, gun-totin', goozle-chopping, cat-hamed pukes. Open your ears and hold your noses. Open wide your gullets and exuberantly imbibe the pile-driving dose of Southern remedy you never knew you needed.




OH HELL YEAH – Lamperjaw blend of Southern Metal tinged with slabs of Sludge, Stoner and Doom Metal should get your heart-beat pumping as it's packed full of great riffs. Lamperjaw may not have the most complex of sounds but they make up for that in with groovy as hell licks and awesome vocals to match.

Lamperjaw do add elements of good-time Boogie Rock to their sound especially on the opening track – Throw Me A Stone – that matches 70s Boogie/Southern Rock with a more modern style of Stoner Metal sound to show the band mean business. It's good old fashioned rock number that shows you how talented the guys are.

Lamperjaw change tact and style for the 2nd track – Blood Dreams (ᎩᎦ ᎠᏍᎩᏥᏍᏗ) – which goes for a more violent Sludge Metal style of sound which gives Lamperjaw an air of menace and authority to take notice of. The vocals can be a bit choppy at times but you can feel the passion and raw anger coming at you from every direction. Some intense guitar solos make this a great song for Lamperjaw just show their Sludge Metal credentials.

Though its' the final epic track where Lamperjaw show what they can really do as they unleash an unstoppable force of awesome Sludge/Stoner riffs for you to chew on. Menace Of A Cruel Earth is a song DOWN would be proud to call their own. Lamperjaw capture an emotional vibe that will have you pumping your fists in the air as they tell about all the injustices going on in their world. Lamperjaw add some smokey psychedelic guitar licks near the middle which makes this song definitely the standout track.

Lamperjaw are a band to keep an eye on as they have the potential to go a long way indeed. Southern Metal with a dark, dangerous and addictive edge. Awesome stuff. Check it out for yourself as the Demo is available to download on Buy Now Download from BandCamp. There is also a CD to buy as well.

Words by Steve Howe

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