Shadow Giant are a band from Louisiana that plays a mixture of southern rock, sludge, stoner, and doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Honkytonk On The Moon" which will be released by Graven Earth Records.
Distorted noises start off the album along with engine sounds before going into more of a 70's influenced southern rock direction and the solos and leads also add in a very retro style while the vocals add in a touch of stoner rock and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
A decent amount of proto metal influences can be heard in the bands musical style and after awhile the riffing starts bringing in the heaviness of sludge and doom metal and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and one track also brings in acoustic guitar playing along with some psychedelic elements while a couple of the songs are long and epic in length and the album also sticks to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Shadow Giant plays a musical style that takes southern rock and mixes it with sludge, doom and stoner metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very old school yet heavy while the lyrics cover drinking, political, darkness and real life themes.
In my opinion Shadow Giant are a very great sounding mixture of southern rock, sludge, doom, and stoner metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Monty Ran For Beer" and "Suckass Paycheck". 8 out of 10.
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