Indiana Jones and the Temple of Grief (Rehearsal demo)
With a name like Megalodoom, you should know what to expect. And indeed, its no surprise when you start cranking out their rehearsal demo entitled ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Grief’, it’s the sort of downtuned, chunky, full-fat riffage we’ve come to expect from years of digesting all things descending from the mighty Sabbath. But I digress. There’s nothing like a stoner/sludge metal jam to rock the senses and this is exactly what Megalodoom provide on ‘Temple of Grief’. This demo is a single twenty-minute track, although in actual fact its the band’s current live set at three or four songs long. Irrespective of that, this a pretty awesome demo. No vocals to speak of, just pure unadulterated sludge/doom riffs that conjure classic Grief, Iron Monkey, Church of Misery, etc. And if you’re not rocking out to this at all, then maybe you’re not worthy of the Temple of Doom. Or indeed the ‘Temple of Grief’.
Megalodoom are so kind to make this a free release so check out the stream below, and don’t delay in getting the goods. They appear to have only just started gigging, and share their bassist Tanya with ultra slow duo Bismuth. They also have the track ‘It Ain’t No Man. We’re All Gonna Die’ available for free too. Get on it.