Slomatics / Holly Hunt – “Split 7 2014” (Black Bow Records)
Imagine a distant voice calling out to you on a windswept island amidst gigantic waves crashing around on a stormy night and the Slomatics come to mind on the monolithic ‘Ulysses, My Father’. Ultra slow, crushing apocalyptic doom riffs backed by massive amplification able to crumble mountains is what we’re talking about from this Belfast band as vocalist Marty stands atop the peak wailing in the wind. Less primordial but no less colossal come Holly Hunt, a loud and lumbering giant of the Miami music scene centered around drummer Beatriz Monteavaro (ex Floor/Cavity), who must go through a drum kit after each song given how heavy she’s pounding her toms to guitarist Gavin Perry’s rolling fuzz stoner / doom riffs – no words, no harmonies and certainly no messin’ as these two lay waste on ‘Bill Ward’, enough to send the poor man’s mind asunder once again lol. If you’re looking to lose your mind on some extremely heavy doom then this split 7″ should do the trick perfectly.