Twin Wizard (Glacial Gods)

Turn this to 9.5 of 11 - Editors' Pick

Released: 2020

Genre: Stoner Rock, Sludge

Sounds Like: Droids Attack, Telekinetic Yeti, Floor

Combine the energetic fervor of Droids Attack with the titanic sludge from Telekinetic Yeti and you get the monumental barrage of heaviness known as Twin Wizard. The Wisconsin duo consists of Droids Attack singer/guitarist Brad Van and former Telekinetic Yeti drummer Anthony Dreyer, and together they have crafted a punishingly heavy album. Glacial Gods is the perfect balance between both bands as we get a bit of fast paced fuzz with a foundation of sludge.


Right from start, Twin Wizard will hook you in with the addictive heavy tones of “Ghost Train Haze”. The doomish beginning is all consuming than leads us to the rhythmic stoned fury that Droids Attack is known for. “Sky Burial” continues this pace of heavy stoner bliss, its nearly impossible to skip around. As duo’s become more popular in rock music, these guys are already up there among the best, the production is so full. Glacier Gods is a no brainer for fans of the heavy and fits perfectly within our heavy rotation.


Tracklist:

1. Ghost Train Haze 04:52

2. Sky Burial 04:57

3. Smoke Wizard 05:42

4. Cult of Yeti 07:33

5. Ghostwriter 04:56

6. Apothecary 05:21

7. Electric Yeti 02:34


Standout Track(s)

This is a tough call, but if one song would reel the listener in, it would be ”Smoke Wizard”. The track bleeds with euphoric stoner and sludge. A close second is the trippy “Cult of Yeti”. This tune has some sort of hallucinogenic tone that takes hold of the room.


Adult Beverage Pairing

Wake Up Dead by Left Hand Brewing in Colorado. This 10.2% Imperial Stout has great artwork on the can and is just a delicious stout that pairs well with Glacier Gods.

ROTATION RECAP:

Vocal Performance

9.1 out of 11


Risk of Subwoofer Damage

9.5 out of 11


Captivation and Variety

9.4 out of 11


Weight of the Heavy

9.6 out of 11


Lyrics and Song Structure

9.4 out of 11


Overall Album Flow

9.2 out of 11


Album Cover Aesthetics

9 out of 11


Production Value

9.4 out of 11

Final Thoughts

Glacial Gods is a tremendous album of stoner and sludge. Our only beef is every song ends on what seems like a minute of feedback or ambiance. This is by no means is a deterrent, so head over to their Bandcamp and just pick this one up, the adrenalin fueled stoner sludge outweighs all.


Line-up:

Brad Van - Vocals/Guitars

Anthony Dreyer - Drums


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