Howling Giant are a band from Nashville, Tennessee that plays a progressive form of stoner and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Black Hole Space Wizard: Part One" which will be released in August.
A very hard and melodic sound starts off the ep before going into a heavier direction and also introducing psychedelic elements onto the recording and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody and the vocals are done in a clean singing style while the riffs add in a touch of doom metal.
While the music does have a great amount of retro 60's, 70's and 90's elements it still sounds very modern at the same time and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and there are also synths being added into some parts of the songs and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and all of t he tracks stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and one song adds in elements of punk rock and thrash and the last track is very long and epic in length.
Howling Giant plays a style of stoner rock that is very progressive while also adding in psychedelic touches along with influences of punk, thrash and doom metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are a concept album based upon science fiction themes.
In my opinion Howling Giant are a very great sounding progressive stoner rock band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mothership" and "Ditmouth". 8 out of 10.
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