Thursday 16 May 2019

Two Tales Of Woe - BloodWood (EP Review)

Release date: May 04th 2019. Label: Self Released. Format: CD/DD

Bloodwood – Tracklisting

1.Purging of sinners 03:04
2.Devils Mark 04:04
3.Final Breath 05:22
4.Misery 04:47
5.Terror Inside 07:15


Vocals - Carl King
Guitar - Dan Walsh
Bass - Christian de Brabandere
Guitars- Ross Duffy
Drums - Johnny Kerr


BloodWood is Two Tales Of Woe first actual new extended release since their debut album was released back in 2009. Sure the band have released a Live Album and a couple of singles since then. However this is the first new release of extended material in a decade. So this is a great reason to check out what the Sludge/Doom Metal Riffsters have come up with in BloodWood.

The band offer 5 excellent sounding songs that feature elements of Doom, Sludge, Stoner Metal, Southern Rock and Heavy Metal for a thrilling and violent ride from start to finish. Taking influence from Thin Lizzy, Crowbar and Mastodon, the band still offer their own highly vibrant and HEAVY AS FUCK SOUND.

The EP can be very raw at times but Two Tales Of Woe remains constantly FRANK, BRUTAL and HEAVY throughout. The progressive Sludge/Southern Metal riffs of Purging Of Sinners, Devil’s Mark and Terror Inside are the standout songs on the EP. As this is where Two Tales Of Woe play the heaviest sounds contained on the EP. You can even here the band playing Groove and Thrash Metal on the later stages of the EP.

BloodWood is a superbly entertaining EP and Doom/Sludge Metal fans should check out Two Tales Of Woe now. As they have delivered the goods with this EP and I’m hoping there is a full length album coming out sooner rather than later.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe


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