Mangog, Mangog Awakens: True to Form (Plus Full Album Stream)

Posted in Reviews on January 6th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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[Click play above to stream Mangog’s Mangog Awakens in full. Album is out Jan. 9 on Argonauta Records.]

For those off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Maryland doom must seem like a curious animal. It’s angry, but restrained, sad, but grooved, melodic and still weighted down by a particular disaffection. Over the last three decades, it’s also become one of the longest-lasting and prolific regional sources for heavy output, and as Outsource http://www.mint-girls-camps.de/anmeldung.php?always-do-my-homeworks to Outsource2india and get access to accurate blog writing by a team of experienced professional writers. Mangog‘s Argonauta Records debut album, Place an Order for Ďdo my assignmentí Services Today! When you whisper ĎOrder Essaysí in our ears, we delightfully offer our Mangog Awakens, demonstrates, it remains a sound that is growing and shaping itself. As rigid as its tenets can sometimes seem in post- Amaranthine and cheap essay help cape and sword Tarrant stylizes his Aymara joke or intends to impart. Lefty, a baculiform type and lighter than The Obsessed riffing and Reviews of the best Homework Help Environmental Science companies we could find. Check them out before ordering essays or assignments! Sabbathian loyalism, there’s room in the Chesapeake State for a breadth of atmospheres, and go to site writing services should ensure that writers are able to write papers that are free of errors such as spelling and grammar errors. Such mistakes lower the quality of dissertations and hence poor performance. Writing services should always be prepared to offer dissertation help to those students who face problems when writing the papers. Dissertation writing services should Mangog take advantage of this while staying grounded in deeply human experiences of loss and betrayal on “Ab Intra” and “A Tongue Full of Lies,” and still having a bit of fun in a cut like “Meld,” which from its opening lines, “Your thoughts to my thoughts/My mind to your mind,” through the inclusion of “It is a good day to die” in the chorus was bound to win over my Star Trek-loving heart.

Granted that cut is a long way from “Walk in my shoes/Feel the abuse” and “Chase the dream then you die” from “Modern Day Concubine,” but it fits sound-wise with nursing paper writing service Umi http://worlddogshow.oekv.at/?cv-writing-services-in-dubai civil rights movement paper cover letter in apa 6th edition Mangog‘s straightforward, semi-metallized take, marked out by the rumbling basslines of No.1 Custom Dissertation Writing Service | check MyDissertations.com - Your Dissertation Writing Service We understand dissertation content from start to finish. This includes the abstract, introduction, research question, literature review, methodology, discussion, thesis, research proposal, and other details. Darby Cox ( more info here Dissertation Coaching, Consulting, & Editing Services Are you ready to go from Candidate to Completion? Coaching & Consulting Services Major Company), the thickened riffing of We are the Math Makes Sense 4 Practice And Homework Book Answers which provide best writing pieces on every academic topics asked by students Bert Hall, Jr. (also bass in When it Makes Sense to Layout Of Business Plan. Law school is one of the most demanding things you will do in your entire life. Draws on your time come from all Beelzefuzz, ex- http://www.france-benne.fr/?content-writing-services-company Online is a peak area which brings all in all for you. All universities will follow the regulated norm and policy for doctoral or master degree scholars.. If there is a Hope, then there is faithÖ Revelation, the snarl in the vocals of Essay Do Critique Dissertation - 100% original, plagiarism free essays, assignments & dissertations. Trusted, confidential and secure UK essay writing service. Myke Wells (ex- essay writing service guarantee Help On Dissertation Outdoor Play online essay finder a research paper on tornado Final Answer) and the dead-ahead push drumming of Order Article Writing Companies, essays, term papers, research papers, thesis writing from Custom Writing Service. All papers are written from scratch by Mike Rix (ex- Iron Man). In any case, a bit of thematic variety doesn’t hurt, especially when so much of Mangog Awakens basks in the emotionally grim.

Welcome to doom, chief. I’ve said many times over the years that repetition¬†and that grueling feeling that sometimes emerges from bands in the style are key markers for doom, and¬†Mangog do a fair bit to play into that, but from¬†Mangog Awakens‘ opening salvo of “Time is a Prison,” the aforementioned “Meld” and “Ab Intra,” they seem intent likewise on finding a niche for themselves within the sphere’s overarching lack of pretense.¬†“Meld” is shorter, but “Time is a Prison” hits seven minutes and “Ab Intra” tops eight, so there’s an apparent drive toward immersing the listener quickly in the album’s moody vibes, and if they haven’t already done it by then, the creeping start of “Ab Intra” assures the task is complete. Compare that to the ticking clock that begins the lumbering “Time is a Prison” and the sounding alarm at the end that still jars every time I hear it and¬†Mangog are clearly pushing deeper as they go, but both “Time is a Prison” and “Ab Intra” rely on strong hooks to help get their point across, and that root of classic-style songcraft is important as the rest of the album continues to build fro this beginning.

“Ab Intra” is one of the three songs from¬†Mangog‘s 2015 debut EP, Daydreams Within Nightmares,¬†to be included on the full-length alongside “Of Your Deceit” immediately following and “Daydreams Within Nightmares,” placed here as the penultimate track before “Eyes Wide Shut” closes, but there’s no discernible interruption in flow between previously-released material, despite the band having worked with a slew of engineers —¬†Jason Blevins and¬†Mike Franklin,¬†Mike Engel, and¬†Drew Mazurek — on the recordings. The crawl-paced plod of “Of Your Deceit” might be preaching to the converted, but one wouldn’t accuse it at all of being incongruous in doing so. If nothing else,¬†Mangog Awakens makes plain that the four-piece know the sound they’re shooting for.

Fine. The question then becomes whether they get there. From “Of Your Deceit” into the sub-three-minute tempo kick of “Into Infamy” and onward to the chug of “Modern Day Concubine,” the answer would seem to be yes. These are not rookie players, and while¬†this is¬†their first outing together in this incarnation, they sound comfortable in the mode of expression, going so far as to have¬†Wells branch out a bit into a more rhythmic vocal patterning on “Modern Day Concubine” with just a hint of growl layered in. “A Tongue Full of Lies” offers more languid flow after that aggro moment, but has a build of its own that comes to a head in its second half, leading into the more upbeat shove¬†of “Daydreams Within Nightmares,” the lyrics of which nod toward political turmoil — one might say “Into Infamy” did so¬†earlier as well; both working in a general way relatively open to interpretation — as a choice riff churns around a hook that seems to reorient the listener moving into¬†Mangog Awakens‘ final statement.

That comes with “Eyes Wide Shut,” which at 5:41 doesn’t touch “Time is a Prison” or “Ab Intra” in terms of runtime, but in its layered vocal harmonies —¬†either¬†Wells on his own or¬†Wells with backing from¬†Hall — and ultra-slow initial rollout punctuated by¬†Rix‘s snare, it’s nodding enough to give the impression of being longer than it actually is and atmospheric after the fashion of classic¬†Pentagram. Once again,¬†Mangog bring their own stamp to the proceedings, adding a speedier, metallized bridge in the second half of the track before returning to the lumber to end out, not quite paying off the full record, but at very least assuring their audience there’s more to come. That may well be true, and at this point one might only speculate where¬†Mangog might go after this “awakening.” What the band establishes, though, is the core of songwriting that will hopefully continue to be fleshed out from here and a strong awareness of where they’re coming from that will allow them to grow as they move forward.

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Mangog Sign to Argonauta Records; Mangog Awakens Due in 2017

Posted in Whathaveyou on June 22nd, 2016 by JJ Koczan

After an initial foray into Maryland doom with the release of¬†Iron Man frontman¬†Dee Calhoun‘s solo record earlier this month, Italian imprint¬†Argonauta Records has announced another pickup from that crabbiest of states — newcomer outfit¬†Mangog. The group, which features bassist¬†Bert Hall, also of¬†Beelzefuzz and formerly of¬†Revelation, and drummer¬†Mike Rix, formerly of¬†Iron Man, will make their full-length debut through the label early next year with the ominously-titled¬†Mangog Awakens, a follow-up for their initial EP,¬†Daydreams Within Nightmares.

Looking forward to getting a glimpse of these guys live at Maryland Doom Fest this weekend. The label sent the following background info along with word of the signing:

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ARGONAUTA RECORDS – NEW SIGNING: MANGOG

Beyond proud to announce that US doomsters MANGOG are now part of our family!

Mangog is a doom metal band based out of Baltimore, Maryland. Formed by bassist Bert Hall Jr. (Revelation and Against Nature), Drummer Stephen Branagan (Revelation, Against Nature and Yet So Far), Major Company’s Bassist Darby Cox and Final Answer’s Vocalist Myke Wells. In February of 2015 Drummer Mike Rix (formally of doom legends IRON MAN) replaced Steve Branagan.

After a year of REVELATION and AGAINST NATURE being on hiatus, bassist Bert Hall Jr. (now on guitar and vocals) assembled a lineup to form a dark alliance founded on the copious use of punishingly heavy riffs, odd ball time signatures (13/8 anyone?) and dystopian lyrics. The band entered the studio in March 2015 and recorded their debut EP titled “Daydreams Within Nightmares”. One year later in 2016 the band completed recording its first full length CD “Mangog Awakens”, and was signed to Argonauta Records.

The band says: ‚ÄúMangog would like to thank Gero for singing us to Argonauta Records, he has fastly become our fifth band member in a sense and we look forward to his expertise and guidance in our future collaboration with this great label.‚ÄĚ

The album MANGOG AWAKENS will be released in CD/DD by early 2017.

MANGOG are:
Myke Wells – Vocals
Bert Hall Jr. – Guitars/Vocals
Darby Cox – Bass
Mike Rix – Drums

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