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‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’ is the second album from Welsh doom crew Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard. Released just 9 months after their debut ‘Noeth Ac Anoeth, it is once again produced by Chris (Conan) Fielding, and is without doubt a whopping great slab of heaviness. But that’s not all…
Those who’ve investigated beyond the name, have already discovered that both the band and their music are deadly serious, and though MWWB may share sonic alliances with likes of Conan, Windhand and Yob, the many who tuned into their debut have discovered that MWWB don’t stick to the usual tropes, and are a unique proposition, with a sound all their own. The guitars are down-tuned to ‘Z,’ the guitar tone is tar thick and the riffs massive and full of hooks... of course.
But with the soaring, angelic, multi textured vocals of Jessica Ball, MWWB have added an extra dimension to what’s considered doom. Not your normal melodramatic dark chanteuse here pilgrims, more like MWWB’s secret weapon, a vein of crystal in the rock. In fact it’s a combination, which sounds both startling and often beautiful. Like if Liz Fraser had fronted Kyuss or Sleep ... though that’s too simplistic a comparison.
Listen to latest track ‘Cithuula’ described by their record label New Heavy Sounds as 'doom boiled down, with a gorgeously sublime vocal drop at the end.'
‘Y Proffwydd Dwyll’ will touchdown in LP/CD/DL formats on September 30th.
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard are:
Paul Michael Davies, synth and guitar.
Jessica Ball, bass, vocals, synth.
Wez Leon, synth and guitar.
James ‘Carrat’ Carrington, synth and drums.
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