If you like your music fuzzy, doomy and heavier than a tonne of bricks, then Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard’s latest offering Y Proffwyd Dwyll will tick all the right boxes for you.
Y Proffwyd Dwyll is an engaging and immersive listen that you’ll definitely want to take a closer look at, and what’s particularly good about the release is that on each subsequent listen, you’ll spot something new – there’s a lot of layers to the music and the band use melodic elements to a great advantage. For the most part, it’s crushingly heavy, but occasionally there’s a nice little melodic moment courtesy of the synths or guitar, or of course the haunting female clean vocals, and it adds a lot more to the music as a result, as it adds a good bit of variety to the music rather than it all just being heavy and in-your-face – it makes for an easier and more engaging listen.
The whole album is excellent as a whole, but a high point comes in the title track – there’s a wonderful murkiness to it that juxtaposes well with the gentle vocal delivery, and it all just blends together perfectly. There’s so many twists and turns that you almost don’t know what to expect next as the song progresses, which is truly testament to some great songwriting.
We loved Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard’s last release Noeth Ac Anoeth, and Y Proffwyd Dwyll is just as good! This is a band on top of their game and I’m already excited to see what they’re going to do next.