Saturday, 16 August 2014

Grandmother - Self Titled

'Self Titled'

Review by Elek Malcolm-Madill

Genre/s: Sludge Metal, Drone Metal
For Fans Of: Bolt Thrower, Naught, Man is the Bastard, Keeper, Zoroaster

If you're looking for some connections to cookies, doilies, canes, and white hair then you'll be sadly disappointed by this grandmother- however if you listen to it loud enough you might have white hair yourself by the time its over. Imagine Bolt Thrower only five times louder, and slowed down by about 50-75% and you've got a rough idea of what Perth, Australia band "Grandmother" sound like on their self titled EP. They've also got a strange Man is the Bastard vibe going for themselves too, and are obviously influenced by them seeing as band's name is one of the tags for the album- but again, imagine "Skull Crusher" slowed down by a lot and you'll be able to see the influence. Most of Grandmother's music revolves around slow, methodical riffs with the bass and reverb turned waaaay up and howled Karl Willets-esque vocals that made for an overall great EP.

1. White Tent
2. Red Tent
3. Black Tent


1 comment:

  1. Sounds pretty cool. Same cover image as the first Selfish 7". Great minds...