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The Mighty Nimbus
The Mighty Nimbus (Candlelight Records)

By: Mike SOS

The Mighty Nimbus is everything you'd ever want in a doom rock band and then some, as the outfit's eponymous debut featuring card-carrying sludgesters from Alabama Thunderpussy and Sixty Watt Shamen tread those murky waters of stoner rock and doomy sludge without trepidation, but with a good sense of their whereabouts. Going as far as feeling comfortable enough to go "Drinkin' on a Pile of Skulls" on track four, the band's unabashed spirit, coupled with earth shattering riffs like the ones found on "Broken Hoof" bare enough weight to hold your head up and salute them, no matter how many intoxicants you've imbibed. Utilizing the slow and low technique with mammoth results, the death metal-esque demonic growl of "Born Too Late" and the piano and acoustic guitar interlude "Fenrir" exhibits that they may be a bit more adventurous than most. However, that only can help tracks like the groove-laden doom riff rock of "Raising the Mammoth" rock that much harder. The Mighty Nimbus can get down and dirty for certain, but they also remain intriguing, a treat for any fan of heavy music that's heard it all before. Like Down did to invigorate the fires in Pantera, Crowbar, and COC, The Mighty Nimbus should do the same for ATP and SWS, and that is good for everyone.
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