Tuesday 20 April 2021

LORD DRUNKALOT - Heads & Spirits (Album Review)

Release date: April 20th 2021 (Reissue). Label: Planet K Records. Format: CD/DD

Heads & Spirits – Tracklisting

1. 2+2=3 (5:32)
2. Sun Demons (5:10)
3. Heads & Spirits (9:42)
4. Blåkulla (8:05)
5. Age of Aqualion (7:09)
6. Witchfucker (4:51)


Ganjalf The Black aka Narkobuddha (Guitars, Vocals) 
Ratimir Nebozemlja (Bass)
Party Barbarian aka Alkobuddha (Drums)


Croatia’s LORD DRUNKALOT are the type of band that when you see their name you expect traditional Heavy Metal hi-jinks and low-brow humour. However, this is further from the truth, as the band play a Progressive style of Sludge Metal, Doom Metal and Stoner Metal with the band adding strands of Classic Heavy Metal and even Psychedelic Grooves.

Their new album Heads And Spirits harks back to the good old days of Heavy Metal with flourishes of Prog Rock/Metal and a “Valiant Thorr” sensibility shining through. The record is quite catchy in places with the perfect amount of aggression and that comes mostly from Ganjalf The Black’s spot-on vocals.

Opening song – 2+2=3 – is the type of song that wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve with it’s classic themed Heavy Metal ideas, grooves and lyrics the band have written for this album. The song ticks all the right boxes with the band moving from the different eras or bygone eras of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. There is still some gigantic modern based Sludge/Stoner Metal sounds leading the charge.

The album was originally released back in November 2020 but it’s getting a cool reissue courtesy of Planet K Records and it give me the chance to listen to the album once more when it was originally released.

LORD DRUNKALOT continue their Prog Rock/Metal journey through the rest of the Psychedelic based album which moves further into Psych Doom/Stoner Metal territory on such fantastic songs: Sun Demons, Heads & Spirits, Blåkulla and the best track on the album – Witchfucker.

LORD DRUNKALOT continue to play to their strengths on this release and they’ve already gained some cool praise within the Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal underground and it’s not hard to see why. The album does everything right. It may not be the most groundbreaking thing currently out there but LORD DRUNKALOT are on the right path in creating a bright future for themselves and some folks will find multiple surprises on this album which they might not expect.

Overall, Heads & Spirits is superbly entertaining and well-made debut album.

Words by Steve Howe

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