Riffs, beer, metal, tattoos – that’s all you need to know about Screams From a Black Wilderness and its creators in All Hail The Yeti. A huge, lumbering monster of an album, Screams From A Black Wilderness is the perfect collection of songs for any lover of loud music.

Based loosely around classic campfire tales, the kind that would keep you up at night, Screams From a Black Wilderness leans heavily on bands like Sabbath, DOWN, Orange Goblin and the like. Chunks of filthy riffs fill the air as the band spew out the groaning “Daughter Of The Morning Star” while there is something of a tongue-in-cheek feel to “Witch Is Dead”. In fact, the latter is something of a good benchmark for the album in so much as, like the campfire stories that have inspired this release, it’s probably best not to take the end product too seriously.

Yes, it is made up of a great collection of stoner/sludgy metal tunes but, the best way to experience this album is drenched in beer and sweat as tracks like “Fall Of Core” batter you with their thunderous riffs. Elsewhere, Brock Lindow from Alaskan post-hardcore chaps 36 Crazyfists joins the frivolity by lending his unique vocal style to “Mr. Murder”, a song that ends up being one of a number of highlights on this hulking great slab of groove-filled metal.

As kids we all sat around the campfire and told scary stories to each other. All Hail The Yeti have taken that concept one step further and, just like you did when you were a kid, you might want to make sure you check behind the curtains before you give this collection of stories a spin!

Track Listing:

01. Before The Flames
02. Plague Dance
03. Let The Night Roar
04. Mr. Murder (feat. Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists)
05. Lady Of The Night
06. Witch Is Dead
07. Daughter Of The Morning Star
08. Sun Will Never Set
09. Fall Of Core
10. Breaking On The Wheel
11. Nemesis Queen
12. Angels Envy

Run Time: 59:40
Release Date: May 13, 2016

Check out the track “Daughter Of The Morning Star”

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.