Birnam Wood - Wicked Worlds (2018) (New Full Album)

Birnam Wood - Wicked Worlds (New Full Album) Filtering circa-’75 Sabbath through the grit of Sunlight Studios tonality, Massachusetts four-piece Birnam Wood drop their new album, Wicked Worlds. The record collects seven blown-out rollers in 34 minutes of heavy fuckery with “Time of Purification” and “Richard Dreyfuss” opening in blasted fashion — bonus points for including a What About Bob? sample — and unfolding Northeast aggro-stonerist doom rock from there whether it’s the swinging “Dunsinane” or the seven-and-a-half-minute, harmony-laden capper “Return to Samarkand,” slow, massive and written in homage to the ancient Uzbek city once along the key trade route between China and Europe. It’s the East Coast’s version of a good time — which means someone might get punched — and fluidly trades between tonal onslaught and more atmospheric stretches, like the opening of centerpiece “Early Warning” or the quick psychedelic departure in the subsequent “Greenseer.” Accordingly, whether one wants to categorize them as stoner, doom, or something else, I don’t think it matters. Birnam Wood, who made their self-titled full-length debut late in 2014 and have issued two EPs since, seem far more birnam wood wicked worldsconcerned with general sonic badassness than genre adherence, though they’re well within the realm of capital-‘h’ Heavy. Review from The Obelisk 1. Time Of Purification - 0:00 2. Richard Dreyfuss - 1:44 3. Dunsinane - 5:00 4. Early Warning - 9:43 5. Greenseerm - 15:22 6. A Song For Jorklum - 20:37 7. Return To Samarakand - 26:33 Support Birnam Wood by purchasing the album here Support the continued funding of this channel, become a Patreon Check out Stoned Meadow Of Doom 2 for more excellent full albums! - Facebook Page Join the SMOD Nation Facebook Group!