Evil Blizzard have being lurking in the pubs of Lancashire for some time now, waiting for the right time to unleash their unique brand of tripped-out rock. Their bass obsessed sound has now been committed to disc for the first time in the form of EP ‘Whalebomb.’
‘Whalebomb’ is an apt way to describe Blizzard’s sound, with two basses relentlessly dictating the EP. In tracks such as opener ‘Sacrifice,’ Blizzard show how under-rated an instrument the bass is and what crushing grooves two of them combined can cause.
Another key element to the band’s sound is the eerie vocals of Mark Whiteside. Sounding like a more sedated Ozzy Osbourne , Whiteside gives the EP a haunting quality which lifts the songs in a way similar to the once underground Ghost.
Evil Blizzard aren’t all about heavy riffs and elements of Hawkwind esque psychedelia allow for some surprisingly tranquil moments. Closer ‘Fear Of Judgement’ throws a curveball into Blizzard’s sound, with a chilling acoustic guitar causing a powerful discomfort until a meaty looping bass line brings things to a close.
If you miss daring musicians and unabridged experimentation than Evil Blizzard are the band for you.