Sunday, 14 December 2014

Birnam Wood - S/T (Album Review)

Birnam Wood cover art

Album Type: Album
Date Released: 10th December 2014
Label: Self Released

Birnam Wood – S/T – Track Listing

1.Pale Oak 03:45
2.Forgotten Battle 03:53
3.Heorot 03:30
4.Inverness 04:42
5.Queen of Barley 03:45
6.Samarkand 06:32


Shaun Anzalone
Dylan Edwards
Matt Wagner
Adam McGrath


Am not gonna do a big review for this excellent album as the music more than speaks for itself. If you're into Sleep, Clutch, The Sword and Black Sabbath then Birnam Wood are going to impress you a great deal. These hard-riffing Doom/Stoners have released a debut album packed full of great tunes to enhance your weedian mood with.

Opening track – Pale Oak – is one loud exercise in Sabbath/Sleep guitar riffing worship and that is no bad thing. Though it's the high amount of FUZZ that Birnam Wood will impress you the most. The vocals have a great psychedelic edge to them mixed with echoes of 70s Hard Rock in the background.

If you want an album that will take you on a musical high then accept no substitute as Birnam Wood are the real deal. They have written some truly majestic riffs none so on the outstanding second track – Forgotten Battle. Though the last track – Samarkand – comes pretty close. Third track – Heorot – is perhaps the loudest track with the band showing their doom credentials to the world.

Do yourself a favour and headover to Bandcamp now. As it's available to buy on BandCamp Buy Now. I hope some indie record label gives these guys a record deal as this album would sound fantastic on Vinyl.

Brilliant and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe

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