"Stangala plays a drug-fueled, vintage and occult doom rock with celtic influences and lyrics entirely in breton. Mind your head while entering the druids forest as your journey is about to begin…"
Another year, another challenge. The ongoing flow of outstanding album releases doesn't stop. «Boued Tousek Hag Traou Mat All» is one of that kind and Stangala is a band extraordinaire. They released this awesome album on 05 December 2011. Their label Solitude Productions praises the first album of the French stoner doom metal trio continuing the great traditions of Black Sabbath. Biting riffs typical for early doom metal are organically combined in Stangala music with Celtic folk elements which is ideological and lyrical basic of the band. «Boued Tousek Hag Traou Mat All» can be recommended to all fans of Electric Wizard, Sleep and, certainly, early Black Sabbath albums!
Here is what the band says on their Facebook site:
"The story began in 2007, when 3 modern celtic druids gathered somewhere in the mystical woods of Kemper, France. They were said to secretly perform occult rituals, under the influence of the great green smoke. Inspired by the legacy of the great ancients such as the mighty Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, or the young Queens Of The Stone Age, but also by more local and traditional Celtic knowledge, of which Brittany is abundant. First results soon showed up, and an initiative trip was planned after just a few weeks, by means of a collection of nine songs refered to as "..dans les bois" ("..in the woods"). After many public ceremonies, the druids gained some notoriety and assurance and they later self-released a new book of magic spells called LSD (The delirium of the Salvia dwarf).
Today, the druids gather again, consuming even more drugs in their cauldrons in order to, eventually, introduce the world to a whole new psychedelic dimension...."
Bandcamp Recommendation: Stangala - Boued Tousek Hag Traou Mat All