Howl Full Of Hell

Howl Full Of Hell
Exploding with a resounding roar reminiscent of formative Mastodon before they rode that celestial wave to virtual non-metal status and the rudimentary impulsion/torque of Coliseum, Providence, RI's Howl offer up full doom-y disclosure on debut Relapse effort Full Of Hell. Minutely progressive-based, but far from overly exploratory, the album rings with mid-tempo riffs supported by endless double-kick and vocals that emanate hauntingly, as opposed to simply coming forth. From the caustic overtones on "You Jackals Beware" through the old school chugs found on "Jezebel" and colossal, ten-minute-plus "The Day Of Rest," Full Of Hell unravels composedly, not unlike kindred genre spirits Fireball Ministry, albeit with far more belligerence and an Armageddon-ish aura. (Relapse)