Saturday 30 March 2024

Slow Green Thing - Wetterwarte / Waltherstrasse (Album Review)

Release Date: March 29th 2024. Record Label: Self Released. Formats: CD/DD/Vinyl

Wetterwarte / Waltherstrasse - Tracklisting

1.I Thought I Would Not

2.The Sunshine In Me

3.Tombstones In My Eyes

4.Thousand Deaths

5.Whispering Voices

6.I Am Universe



Jörg - Drums

Sven - Guitars/Vocals

Martin - Bass

David - Guitars


German Doomsters Slow Green Thing return with their new album Wetterwarte / Waltherstrasse which features six tracks each lasting between seven to eight minutes in length with the band on fine heavy form. There’s a cool style of classic sounding Proto Doom elements within the music that charges against the Stoner Metal backdrop of distorted FUZZ Rock within the more heavier parts of the record.

This is quite a different sound compared to their 2020 album Amygdala and sees Slow Green Thing return to their heavier roots first heard on their debut album but still allowing themselves the opportunity to change their music for the better. The sound can be quite Progressive which is played very early on the sublime opening track I Thought I Would Not which it’s dark take on the classic Sabbathian STONER sound with that extra layer of gloomy heaviness coming from Sven’s stripped back vocals. 

Slow Green Thing excels the most playing of extended instrumental jams with a seedy Doom Rock tone which captures the aesthetics of the surrounding Seventies DOOM METAL groove in a positive light with some deep choice cuts of down-tuned Sludgy moments which continues to explored on tracks such as The Sunshine In Me, Tombstones In My Eyes and Thousand Deaths. These tracks also see Slow Green experiment with more Psychedelic textures for an overall sound that feels quite contemporary and modern at the same time. The atmosphere can be quite slow but allows Slow Green Thing to build up a dominant rhythm with a Post-Doom quality that’s quite aggressive at the same time.

Wetterwarte / Waltherstrasse becomes even more soulful and organic on the second half of the album with Slow Green Thing expanding their overall sound to one of pure heavy and hazy Psychedelic exploration where the guitars can be quite jagged and distorted at the same time with the final two songs Whispering Voices and I Am Universe containing some of my favourite moments of the whole album. The Post-Doom and Post-Stoner dynamics of the album is where Slow Green Thing truly shine and start delivering their own great blend of haunting Doom/Stoner Metal with real emotional depth.

Slow Green Thing have delivered one of their strongest and most outstanding creative efforts with Wetterwarte / Waltherstrasse which allows them to not only further enhance their reputation of being one of the best Doom/Stoner Metal bands from the German scene but also the Global underground scene as well.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Slow Green Thing for the promo.

Wetterwarte / Waltherstrasse is available to buy now on CD/DD/Vinyl.


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