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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Beastwood have released new EP “No Way Home”

“Music that should be played during every Patrick Swayze bar-fight ever” just might be the most accurate description one could ever come up with to describe a band like Beastwood. Beastwood have just dropped their new EP “No Way Home” on digital platforms via Iron Head Records.

Beastwood comes in strong on “Heavy American Dirt” with sludgy driving guitars, complimented by groove laden drum parts throughout. Fuelled by gritty, powerful vocals Beastwood deliver a track that rolls heavily through the territory occupied by Down, Clutch and Corrosion Of Conformity and they produce a sound that roams between stoner metal and southern rock with just enough to sludge to top off the heaviness.

“No Way Home” is a musical comeback that showcases the versatile song writing talents of Beastwood across three tracks. It also displays the world of heaviness the collective uniquely creates using driving guitar tones and stylistic themes/ideas that are different for each track. No Way Home is disgustingly heavy and abrasive in nature but remains communicative and easy to digest to the listener. Be prepared for a wild and satisfying journey.

Beastwood comes in strong in “Heavy American Dirt” with sludgy driving guitars, complimented by groovy drum parts throughout. A husky American toned voice flavours the piece with catchy melodies that are almost heavier than the song itself. If you are a fan of the likes of Soil and Drowning Pool, this one’s for you.

“High Noon” is a more laid-back track that doesn’t fail to pound you into the floor with gut wrenching guitar riffs that would make anyone bang their head and make a stank face. If you are a fan of the likes of Godsmack and Eyehategod, this one’s for you.

“Shelter” is the grooviest track out of the bunch, with a more anthem like approach. The song feels like you’re going into battle swaying side to side while whaling the words of the song. With a heavy ending that will knock you out, this song is a finale and a half. If you are a fan of the likes of Melvins and Acid Bath, this one’s for you.