BAND Acid Mammoth
LABEL HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS
OUT March 5th,2021
OUR RATING 80/100
ACID MAMMOTH, doom band from Greece’s, was out on March 5th with new album CARAVAN, avalaible on HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS.
The band was formed in 2015 by Chris Babalis Jr. (VC/GT) and Dimosthenis Varikos (BG).
In late 2016, the band recorded its self-titled debut full-length, which was released digitally in the fall of 2017. The album was well-received, and it wasn't long before the band got in the studio again to record its second full-length 'Under Acid Hoof', darker, heavier and fuzzier.
In September 2019, the band signed to Heavy Psych Sounds Records, which welcomed the Greek doomers to their roster after the first listening of the new album. Their second effort 'Under Acid Hoof' was released on January 24th, 2020 and was very well received by fans and critics alike. This fall, the band took part in Heavy Psych Sounds' series of split releases: 'Doom Sessions Vol. 2' featured Acid Mammoth alongside Italian unit 1782, for an ultra heavy release presenting three new tracks from each band.
Heavier and more multi-faceted than previous album, their third and new album 'Caravan' is meant to tear you down until the final breath. Like their previous works, 'Caravan' was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dionysis Dimitrakos at Descent Studio in Athens, while drums were recorded at Ignite Studio, with an artwork by Branca Studio.
Five long-lenght songs in this new album opened by BERSEKER, where dreamin’ atmospheres meet majestic sounds, followed by WASTELAND, with its classic doom; a song that grows second after second, enriched by inspired solo parts.
IVORY TOWERS starts instrumentally developing its magniloquent vibes, while almost 12 mins are for the title track, that shows harder and more acid riffing after four minutes’ intro.
BLACK DUST is the last song that ends in the best way an album by a band that confirms itself as an emerging reality of its genre.
Chris Babalis Jr. GT VC
Chris Babalis Sr. GT
Dimosthenis Varikos BG
Marios Louvaris DR
1. Berserker (5:01)
2. Psychedelic Wasteland (8:53)
3. Ivory Towers (6:18)
4. Caravan (11:07)
5. Black Dust (8:57)
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