November 28, 2007 | , | 4

Wildildlife, Six

Much like the psychotropic effects of eating a certain variety of mushroom, Wildildlife’s debut through Crucial Blast records is crushingly heavy and trippy as all get out simultaneously. Six features hellishly crunchy riffing stuffed into tight mix of sound effects, pummeling drums and intensely strange vocals. It’s hard to pin down on genre that these guys fit into — it’s beyond most anything I’ve ever heard and I fucking love it.

At times reminding me of some late 60’s or early 70’s stoner rock pile-driven into monster Black Sabbath inspired doomy riffs, Six is a trip deep into the dark voids of the mind. Explosions of sound, chaos and menacing textures punctuate the album as spacey, sludgy walls of doom exert skull crushing power. Throw in freaky, gang vocals and other vocal affects and your have yourself a stay-at-home legal trip through the very fabrics of your own being. Enjoy.

Things Will Grow
Starting off the album with a nice drum beat, “Things Will Grow” is a catchy track and probably my favorite on the disc. It features one of the most memorable riffs I’ve heard all year. The vocals sound as though they are sung through a muffler or from a distance and add to the feel of the song. It ends in a cacophony of noise, guitar and drums.

Tungsten Steel – Epilouge
This next track opens up with a great bit of guitar work as the drums are worked into the mix. The vocals are spacey and leave you a little dizzy after a while. There’s plenty of guitar noise and chaos throughout this eight minute long song. Hang on tight.

Whooping Church
The shortest song on the album (2:39) is comprised of odd noises and ambient drone. Again, it also has a spacy as hell feel.

Magic Jordan
“Magic Jordan” starts off slowly with light drum work and depressing sounding vocals. This 18 minute monster of a track ebbs and flows through several emotions and is highlighted by distant vocals and muffled guitar work. Nearly the whole latter half of the album is ambient noise and softly sung vocals.

A bit of guitar noise gets “Feed” dominates the first minute and 20 seconds before pile driving drums and crusty riffing kick in. The guitar noise continue through the song adding an additional layer of textures to an already complex sound. There is a surprising amount of groove to this one that features more spaced out, distant vocals.

Ready for another epic song? Good because “Kross” is a slow starting 14 minute plus journey. Throughout the song’s length you’ll be presented with lone vocals, chaotic guitar bursts, screams and creative drum work. It’s the most diverse track on the album.

Nervous Buzzing
The final track on the album is another epic track, weighing in at just under 14 minutes. It starts off with some ambient drone for a good couple of minutes before huge riffs and heavy drumming come in. The vocals are ranting screams and have the spacey, off-in-the-distance feel.

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Feeling like a bad trip and the best of experiences all at the same time is a difficult task to accomplish, but some how Wildildlife seem to have captured that feeling on their debut Six. The album features elements of spacey effects, drone, doom, and melodic guitar work to combine into a chaotic ride. If you’re into that sort of thing (which I apparently am) then you need to check this album out.

Favorite Tracks:
All of them.

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