Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – “Les Paradis Artificiels”


Welsh based doom metal band Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard(You heard correctly. That is in fact their name) have just premiered a thundering trudging new single “Les Paradis Artificiels” (which can be listened to below via SoundCloud) from their upcoming album “Noeth Ac Anoeth” which will be out December 4th via Heavy Sounds.

With the sludgy loud rumbling nature of the guitar riffs and drums in this song you would not expect the vocals to be particularly pleasant either. However, like an angelic chorus singer Jessica Ball’s voice comes through and shines an eerie light through the darkness. Noisey further describes the sound saying:

The weighty, distortion-drenched riffs hunker down and trudge like Windhand and Conan (or a certain other Wizard band), but the vocals—those wondrous vocals!—erupt from the mire like a beam of light. Jessica Ball’s silvery pipes court comparisons to Gazelle Amber Valentine of Jucifer’s more ethereal moments, and the heavy-heavenly juxtaposition brings to mind fellow UK doom crooners Undersmile. She’s a rare talent, and her airy lilt offers a perfect counterbalance to the murky, down-tuned layers heaving within her basslines and her bandmates’ doomed riffs.

Despite having a really out there kind of name, I think Mammoth Weed Wzard Bastard actually have some potential. Definitely looking forward to the rest of the album.


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Joshua Leep
Joshua Leep
I am a writer and editor with a BA in writing from Purdue University. Writing and music are two of my biggest passions in life.


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