Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Zac's "Double Dose" - Double-Wide / Vagitarians
Double-wide: Heavy Oil EP
When the great country of Ireland comes to mind I think of two things, stouts and music. Now Irish music generally means some type of flute, fiddle, and folk story passed down through the generations. Well, Double-wide are Irish, through and through, but don't think you'll find flutes or fiddles (not that either are a bad thing, I happen to greatly enjoy true Irish folk music) on their latest EP; Heavy Oil. What listeners will find is Irish nature injected with a large dose of good old southern metal and attitude, inspired by the likes of Pantera, CoC, and Crowbar. All the necessary evils are present and driven by [Jon] Harrison's groove oriented guitar and gruffly larynx. Take a listen to my favorite track 'Not Broken' below. More of Double-wide can be heard at soundcloud and bandcamp.
I guess I can't leave you hanging without the right Irish brew to enjoy with the Irish tunes. Might I suggest, a new favorite of mine, Oyster Stout by The Porterhouse Brewing Company, Dublin.
John Nellins - Drums
Jon Harrison - Guitars / Vocals
Neal Spence - Bass
Warsaw, Poland's Vagitarians were one of the many killer bands we covered last month on Heavy Planet's Eastern Europe / Russia Podcast with their single Shallow Grave. Their viscous medley of blackened sludge metal and progressive blues is sure to intoxicate your eardrums and steamroll your senses. Check out their latest album Wood at bandcamp, along with their other excellent releases.