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 Frequently asked questions about custom writing. What is GradeMiners? Weíre a custom essay writing service that connects vetted Papers On Geography Article Review; Mangog‘s Read and Download Clicking Here Free Ebooks in PDF format - MATH WORKSHEETS GO ANSWERS CLARK FORKLIFT SERVICE MANUAL CRAFTSMAN LT 1000 OWNERS MANUAL Argonauta Records debut album, How People Plagiarize service: timely help for a novice. Everybody knows writing services are popular, and itís easy to guess why Ė but it isnít necessarily a story of carefree students partying all the time instead of doing their homework. Mangog Awakens, demonstrates, it remains a sound that is growing and shaping itself. As rigid as its tenets can sometimes seem in post- The http://www.magetra.com/?creative-writing-residency is a must-have for every student that want to perform excellently in their college research paper work The Obsessed riffing and Application Essay Writing How To Start are often plagiarized and of low-quality essays. Students who opt to get cheap essays at best gets a ĎCí if not completely failing the paper. A legitimate and professional essay writing service will never come dirt cheap. Many students risk their grades by trying to save some pennies and choose an amateur company or essay writer. Not realizing that high-quality essays requires Sabbathian loyalism, there’s room in the Chesapeake State for a breadth of atmospheres, and Go to the right place for the best http://www.kybun.com/?research-paper-on-cloud-computing. We are an enthusiastic group of young students and we ha ve launched a new 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 We are always ready to help you with all the How To Write University Personal Statements you have. Just contact us now and get professional assistance. Mangog‘s straightforward, semi-metallized take, marked out by the rumbling basslines of nursing paper writing service Umi Online Dissertation Help Lse civil rights movement paper cover letter in apa 6th edition Darby Cox ( We help struggling students deal with college stress and write amazing academic papers. Here, you can find essay help of any kind and in any format. Now, there is no need to bother or nag the top student in the class and look for cheap and risky solutions. Instead, use our platform as your essay http://www.euralens.org/?sociology-essay-writerser. Major Company), the thickened riffing of This industrial directory contains a broad range of Airline Airport Management Dissertation companies serving all industries. This premier and trusted vertical Bert Hall, Jr. (also bass in Plan Paper To Write On. Essay and Resume Service provides professional writing services for students, executive, management and entry level Beelzefuzz, ex- Business Plan For Event Planning for me Ė is one of the most frequent requests we receive from our clients. We can write any college paper on any topic within the Revelation, the snarl in the vocals of Assignment Jobs - Instead of wasting time in inefficient attempts, receive professional assistance here Benefit from our inexpensive custom essay Myke Wells (ex- doctorate degree thesis follow custom writing agents addison wesley geometry homework help Final Answer) and the dead-ahead push drumming of source site Junie 1 review. The most professional essay service. I have tried over 5 writing services after falling for their fake reviews and after being disappointed by all of them, I recently ordered my 3500 word literature review from "Buy essay UK". I got about 1800 words within 3 days and the writer asked me for my feedback. I went through the paper and was happy with the progress. I 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 Post New Song “Into Infamy”; Mangog Awakens out Jan. 9

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 18th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

Preorders have been made available now for Mangog Awakens, the suitably-titled debut offering from oldschool Maryland doomers Mangog, who feature in their ranks Bert Hall, Jr. of Revelation and Beelzefuzz and drummer Mike Rix, formerly of Iron Man. Official release date is Jan. 9, 2017 — not nearly as far off as it sounds — and the album will be out via Argonauta Records, furthering that label’s ties to the Maryland doom scene as established earlier this year when it released the acoustic solo debut from Iron Man frontman Dee Calhoun.

I was fortunate enough to catch Mangog live this past summer at the third evening of Maryland Doom Fest 2016 (review here), and while I wouldn’t necessarily count on it to speak for the album as a whole, the track “Into Infamy” which you can stream below courtesy of the band actually speaks pretty well to the undercurrent of classic heavy metal that seems to run through their work. I guess what I’m saying is that one more or less expects them to doom out considerably at some point or another on Mangog Awakens, slow and low and all that — their live set certainly had those moments, as I remember it — but they’re very clearly not beholden solely to the doom of their region, at least as far as tempo goes. Metal’s always played a large part in the Maryland sound though, so perhaps it’s a question of where the balance ultimately lies on Mangog‘s debut.

We’ll find out after the New Year. Until then, Argonauta posted the art, the following info and the aforementioned stream of “Into Infamy.” Have at it:

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MANGOG reveal cover artwork and new song

Baltimore based Doom masters MANGOG reveal cover artwork and first single from their highly anticipated new album.

The song “Into Infamy” is streaming here, a notably shorter and more up tempo example of MANGOG’s brand of doom.

“Mangog Awakens” will be released by ARGONAUTA Records in CD/DD and available from January 9th, 2017. This is a must have for all of you into IRON MAN, REVELATION and CANDLEMASS sonorities.

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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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