Mother Iron Horse (Under the Blood Moon)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11 - Editors' Pick
Genre: Sludge Metal
Sounds Like: Black Tusk, Down
Homeland: Salem, Massachusetts
Hailing from the capital that encapsulates the end of the harvest season eight tracks loaded with Hallow’s Eve in mind
Luca’s vocals are gritty, dark and captivating. Brilliant intensity throughout
The sophomore release hits new layers of darker imagery and intensity. Dramatic uptick.
Excellent production with a smokey haze of constant fuzz
1. The Devil’s Work (3:22)
Luca despair and eye towards the darkness hits you dead on to begin.
2. The Witches (4:36)
Infectious hook. Every album needs their stuck in mind track.
3. Old Man Satan (4:56)
I think they forgot to mix-up the guitar rhythms on this one, similar undercurrent as The Witches. Love the bass-line.
4. Nocturnal Eternal (5:04)
One of the more free flowing tracks, more breathing and Luca shows his powerful range.
5. Under the Blood Moon (4:36)
Title track hits you with some grinding fretwork and even evil keeled love.
6. Samhain Dawn (6:26) Standout Track
These melodies hit home and deliver us to evil. Occult backdrop love the buildup.
7. Samhain Night (4:02)
Wonderful shift into a more harrowing backdrop.
8. Mass At Dungeon Rock (3:58)
Of course we must hit this album with a selection from Salem Massachusetts own Notch Brewing. Known for their lower ABV selection but plentiful taste we welcome in their 3.1% ABV oak smoked wheat beer, Piwo Grodziskie. A historic smoked beer style also known as “Gratzer” or “Polish Champagne,” is a low-alcohol, highly-carbonated, refreshingly light-bodied wheat ale that has an oak-smoked flavor melded with a clean hop bitterness..
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