Howling Giant are a band from Nashville, Tennessee that has been featured before in this zine and plays a progressive mixture of psychedelic rock, stoner and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 ep "Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2" which will be released in August.
Distorted amp sounds start off the ep along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later and after awhile psychedelic style keyboards and heavy riffs are added onto the recording while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they give the songs more of a stoner rock touch and the vocals are done in a 70's proto metal style along with the riffs also adding in the heaviness of doom metal and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief instrumental that introduces acoustic guitars and saxophones onto the recording before returning back to a heavier direction.
Howling Giant creates another recording that remains true to the progressive and psychedelic mixture of stoner and doom metal form previous releases, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Space Travel, Magick and Druidism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Howling Giant and if you are a fan of progressive, psychedelic rock, stoner and doom metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Visions" and "Earth Wizard". 8 out of 10.
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