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Annapolis, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Annapolis, Maryland, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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The best kept secret in music


"Mountainwolf Release New Album "Silk Road""

Mountainwolf are a trio out of Annapolis, MD, Chris Gipple (bass), Thomas Coster (drums) and Tyler Vaillant (guitar, vocals) and have just released their new album " Silk Road"
"Silk Road" blends together 70's heavy rock with 80's alt/grunge, throws in a little doom, a smattering of psych and whole lot of Mountainwolf to make this one of the best "rock" albums you will hear this year.

The album kicks off with "The Jam" five minutes and four seconds of stoner excellence incorporating loud quiet loud grunge dynamics, gritty stoner riffage and moments of psychedelic subtlety..
Next track "Wine x Weed" utilises a dirty fuzzed up doomy riff around a low key, mournful vocal that then descends into spacey atmospherics with Vailllant using a ton of effects to create a lysergic, cosmic mood while Gipple and Coster hold it all together underneath until it all kicks off again at the end.
"LSD" for me is the stand out track on the album with it's phased guitar riff repeating over and around a delicious vocal. Vaillant pulls out his best solo on the album here, slightly Iommi-esque and with plenty of bluesy feel.
"Mountainwolf" sees the band nod their heads towards "Pearl Jam" with a track that would not have sounded out of place on that bands album "Ten" as would the next two "Freedom" and "Heroin 1991"
"Via Amorosa" is a nice little groover that goes from grungey doom into cosmic madness in the final third.
"Lo-Fi" confuses me and I have no-idea why it's included on here but as its only a minute and half long it doesn't hurt too much
"Hyphy Blues" is an all out rocker with a totally infectious guitar lick that sits over the main riff.
Closer "Via Dante" almost topples "LSD" for best track status, full of moody atmospheric psych and acid blues guitar pyrotechnics.

I love it when a band are unafraid to fuse genres together and I especially love it when they manage to do so as seamlessly as Mountainwolf have done with their new album "Silk Road" - Desert Psychlist

"Overviews of Psychedelic, Progressive, Experimental and Heavy Rock Music Novelties"

Участники базирующегося в Аннаполисе штата Мэриленд пауэр-трио MOUNTAINWOLF утверждают, что играют они «экспериментальный рок и блюз» и что максимальное влияние на их музыку оказали «Tool, Rage Against The Machine, Electric Wizard, Sleep, Om и Black Sabbath»… Заявление из разряда «не верь глазам своим» или просто шутки… - Recyclable Sounds


Still working on that hot first release.



Mountainwolf is an experimental rock/blues band  based out of Annapolis, MD. The group has been providing the area with psychedelic rock since early 2013. Their first live appearances were made at a DIY house venue in the heart of Annapolis known as Satan’s Circus, founded by Mountainwolf's guitarist, Tyler Vaillant. Satan’s Circus quickly gained attention in the area, but was unfortunately shut down in mid 2013. Determined to keep the momentum of Mountainwolf alive, the band continued to play shows around Annapolis and has since expanded to Baltimore and surrounding cities.

Mountainwolf originally formed in 2012 as a two-piece consisting of Tyler Vaillant on guitar and Henry Gutierrez on drums. Not long after, Gutierrez became occupied with personal complications and was unable to continue playing for Mountainwolf. Vaillant then recruited Thomas Coster to play drums and Chris Gipple on bass, which completed the harmonious trio that is Mountainwolf today.

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