Friday, November 13, 2009
The Wandering Midget - Serpent Coven
Possessing possibly the worst band name ever, one word comes to mind when thinking of The Wandering Midget: Retarded and Stoned. (OK, that's three words but you get the drift.) But the good thing is that this is actually a compliment, or somewhat of a compliment anyway, as this is retarded and stoned doom metal at it's finest. Sludgey, loose to the point of being out of time, and just really really doomy 'n' hashy, this is a band that most doom fans will dig.
These guys follow a pretty simple formula, but somehow it's still all fairly unique. It basically sounds like Electric Wizard mixed with some of the slightly-less-baked sounds of old school doom, a good mix of the sludgier sounds of the more modern school with the epic strains of Candlemass, which can only be a very good thing.