This Nashville band has managed to sidestep the horrors of country music and find fuzz boxes and power that the bumpkins could only dream of having. I mean, with a name like Howling Giant, what would you expect? The band sounds like a mad creature wailing away….perfect!
This is thick, dense like talking to your parents when you are a teen, and heavy as balls to boot. The songs are catchy, and fuzzier than a Georgia peach, or your chin when you hit puberty and thought it was cool to grow out those billy-goat hairs. The band plays with conviction, talent and energy, plus writes songs that are just good. The mix of fuzz, prog and hard rock make for a terrific mix that sticks in your head long after you have stopped listening. The production is a little claustrophobic, but it really works because if everything was clean and clear, it would lose the monolithic devastation that has been created. These four songs go by quickly, even thought they aren’t short, because they are a treat to listen to.
This is one of those albums that you need to put on, open the windows, and blow your neighbors away with the massive sounds on display. Grab a copy of this album now…..what are you waiting for?