Wednesday 19 November 2014

Leather Lung - Reap What You Sow (EP Review)

Reap What You Sow cover art

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 10th October 2014
Label: Self Released

Reap What You Sow – Track Listing

1.Burning Out 04:47
2.Green Bitch 03:59
3.Stone by Stone 05:39
4.Moth to the Flame 04:49
5.Repack/Relight 06:29


We set out in late 2012, as four best friends, to write the dirtiest stoner metal we could. Playing in mostly punk and hardcore bands prior to Leather Lung, we made it a point to bring those influences to the table. Through countless days/nights in a cramped jam space, ingesting untold amounts of weed and whiskey, Leather Lung was born. This is heavy music we can relate to. .

Band Members

Mike: Vocals
Zach: Guitar/Backup Vocals
Ben: Drums
Jesse: Bass/Backup Vocals


Leather Lung's debut EP – Reap What You Sow – is a weedian filled take on Punk/Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal . So that's the usual suspects there. Hard-hitting riffs dedicated to the mighty weed. This EP is a blast from start to finish. Loud, violent and in your face pounding with dope-filled smoky haze to drown your soul to.

Opening track – Burning Out – is a snarling Sludge/Stoner beast with Punk/Hardcore overtones to give Leather Lung's sound extra bite. The riffs come thick and fast with the band on fine form through out. The EP sounds superb which is no surprise since it was mastered by Brad Boatright. So you know it's gonna sound good with Brad on board. Leather Lung add smoky fuzz to their sound especially on the later tracks which gives them an addictive and violent edge which you will easily be addicted to in double quick time.

Green Bitch – takes an urban warfare approach to Sludge/Stoner Metal with the Doom Metal based vocals from Mike making this one dangerous crazy psychedelic weedian trip. It's cool to see a band actually trying to do some different with their sound and Leather Lung have succeeded by adding Punk/Hardcore vibes to the usual Sludge/Stoner metal riffs.

The standout track has to be Repack/Relight which oozes deadly doom and gloom atmospherics even if it's drenching in deadly addictive fuzz overtones. The riffs take a more sinister turn as Leather Lung slowly take their time in building up the atmosphere for one massive high. Yeah this is some great riffs. A great end to a hard rocking and awesome EP. Check it out for yourselves as this is available on BandCamp Buy Now Download. You won't be sorry.

Words by Steve Howe

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