Low Gravity – S/T EP   Leave a comment

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So whats up in Denver at the moment, two great releases in a matter of weeks from the Colorado town have come my way and they both great especially this one from Low Gravity. This 4-piece stoner/metal band list their influences as Baroness, Bongzilla, Brant Bjork, High On Fire, Karma To Burn, Keelhaul, Kylesa, Kyuss, Orange Goblin, early QOTSA, Red Giant, Solace, Sourvein, Suplecs, SuperHeavyGoatAss, Weedeater and YOB and all of that comes through on this 5 tracker so of course i am more than impressed with this EP. I cant give you a history lesson on the band as i know very little about the band but that makes this a even more of a surprise to my ears. When the low-end grooves of first track “Manifesto” come barraging through, you already know you are in for a hell of a wild ride. The sound of this thing is massive, the opening riff followed by the stomping groove about 3 minutes in are classic and pulverizing. The band played like a machine hammering out one solid groove after another and while its not what you would call unique, it makes up for that with infectious rocking that you can’t get out of your head even after just one spin. “Manifesto” is as solid as anything out there right now in the Stoner Metal world and is a perfect way to set this EP in motion.

“Two Queens” is equally as damaging, again its the low-ended rumble and thick as molasses guitar sound combined with a gritty vocal approach that drives the tune into monolithic status. “Porklust” is up next and the band actually get melodic for a while at least with some fine crafty guitar lines, this only lasts for a couple of minutes before they hit the gas for some more disheveled, dirty riff pounding. You must be in a coma or at least paralyzed not to get some neck movement to these grooves. “Low Dead” is a slithering animal of a tune that is concise and straight-forward but isn’t that what all great Stoner Metal is made of. The switching of tempos and riffs is again effective in its infectious nature, great tune this one. The album ends with a 9 minute Goliath called “Warriors Pilgrimage” and four minutes in you have already been treated to four indestructible guitar riffs and it just keeps building in intensity from then on. “Warriors Pilgrimage” is my pick for the best track on the EP but really everything is killer about this EP. I have said it a million times before but its all about the riff to me and Low Gravity has got them to spare. I often talk about the potential a band has and Low Gravity has got all that and more. Click the links below and get yourself a copy, you will thank me later. 9/10

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Posted August 5, 2010 by doommantia in Low Gravity

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