Saturday 30 December 2023

Peacepipe - Peacepipe (EP Review)


Release Date: 29th December 2023. Record Label: Self Released. Formats: DD

Peacepipe - Peacepipe  Tracklisting

1.Peacepipe 03:50

2.Zero 03:45

3.The Nine Circles of Hash 03:22

4.Grasslands 03:05

5.Hellephant 03:53

6.Bongdozer 06:22


Californian Doom/Stoner Metallers Peacepipe are WEEDIAN through and through which they prove on their stellar self-titled debut EP.  The band even has a song named Peacepipe within the EP which opens up the record that shows you the style of music that the band play throughout. If you’re a fan of bands of EYEHATEGOD, Bongzilla and Weedeater then Peacepipe are here to entertain you with their down-tuned grooves and harsh vocals with a powerful BASS sound allowing the band to play some DANK and heavy FUZZED UP sounds.

There’s a small essence of the legendary Californian Stoner Metal sound appearing within Peacepipe’s music but they offset this with their bleak style of DIRGE ridden Sludge Metal attitude which becomes ever more present on tracks such as Zero and The Nine Circles Of Hash. There’s a sublime sense of irony and jet black humour appearing within the song titles and lyrics Peacepipe has written for this EP. 

However, the music is the real star here with Peacepipe playing a thrilling style of LOW & SLOW grooves with a meaty FUZZ ROCK sound being played at a cool slow-to-mid pace which allows the band to play moments of Classic Stoner Rock with The Nine Circles Of Hash. Peacepipe are a wicked Power-Trio in their own right and it feels like the guys have been around for years and this is their umpteenth release instead of their debut EP.

The second half of the EP is even better than the first half with the band playing a heavier and doomed out style of music with that kick-ass rhythm section allowing the guitars to play a more threatening style of Sludgy guitars on tracks such as Grasslands and Bongdozer. 

Peacepipe’s debut EP is a superbly entertaining release which has impressive production values allowing Peacepipe to play their drug fuelled sounds to an appreciative audience within the underground scene. These guys have real potential and perhaps be considered one of the bands to look out for in the near future.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe 


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