Mountain Of Wizard are a band from Louisiana that plays an instrumental form of sludge metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Casting Rhythms And Disturbances".
A very distorted drone sound starts off the album giving the music more of a ritualistic feeling before getting a lot more heavy and also using melodic guitar leads and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to t hem and the riffs also mix in a great amount of 70's rock influences.
All of the songs are instrumental with no vocals or lyrics ever being utilized while also mixing in the energy of punk rock at times and the retro vibe of the music also adds in a touch of stoner rock while the music still has a very modern day heaviness to it with the sludge metal elements and a lot of the songs have an improv, jam feeling to them and a couple of tracks also bring in a brief use of clean playing and acoustic guitars.
Mountain Of Wizard plays a musical style that takes and instrumental form of sludge and doom metal and mixes it in with punk and 70's rock t o create an original style and the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording.
In my opinion Mountain Of Wizard are a very great sounding instrumental stoner/sludge metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre,you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Runeshadow" "Sorcerer's Deathbed" "UFO" and "Throne Of Blood". 8 out of 10.