Fire Down Below simmers with an intoxicating blend of stoner rock and alternative metal. The subterranean riffs simmer into molten grooves as the commanding chorus lines erupt into a fiery explosion of hook-laden ecstasy.
Favorite track: The Mammoth.
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If you’re into thick, fuzzed-out riffs, forceful vocals and a good slab of stoner rock, you surely need this album in your collection, placed right in between your favourites from Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss and Fu Manchu.”
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“Everything about this release is brilliant, the artwork, the vocals, the atmosphere. Fire Down Below has created a true work of art which all fans of the genre need to hear, so check it out.”
Initially self-released last September and offering up an exceptional melee of fuzzed-out stoner rock, heavy psych and 90s grunge, it didn’t take long for the Ghent-based foursome to catch the ear of California-based record label Ripple Music. “Chock full of ambience-inducing depth and massively monstrous pedal-driven guitar pyrotechnics […] Viper Vixen Goddess Saint will easily find placement on several ‘Best Of 2016’ year-end lists and much deservedly so for this is an ideally, stand-alone opus.” (Metal Nexus)
Home to some of the finest acts in recent years to emerge from a freshly unearthed ‘Realm of Heavy’ – Wo Fat, Mothership, Vokonis, Steak et al – with the arrival of Fire Down Below at Ripple Music serving as a glowing endorsement of their sheer quality, it also plants a marker firmly in the sand and investment in plenty more exciting things to come. Already drawing comparisons with albums by Kyuss, Truckfighters, Red Fang and Soundgarden, following the worldwide release of Viper Vixen Goddess Saint this summer, the band will head back into the studio later this year to record a much-anticipated follow-up, slated for release in spring 2018.
Recorded and mixed by Tim De Gieter (Eleanora, Brutus, Gloria Boateng) at Much Luv Studio and mastered to perfection by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Yob, Pentagram, Windhand) at Audiosiege in Portland, USA, Fire Down Below’s Viper Vixen Goddess Saint is released worldwide on 23rd June 2017 via Ripple Music.
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I love the fusing of Pink Floyd and sludge metal grooves on this album. That description is true, but leaves out the crafty songwriting and personal touch inherent in the songs. Recommended. Tim Halbur
supported by 91 fans who also own “Viper Vixen Goddess Saint”
This third studio release from Sergeant Thunderhoof is the best the band have put togther and that is high praise as the first two were pretty damn great stuff. Picking a favoite track was a real chore, and a pleasure as it gave me an opportunity to spend more time with the album trying to pick. Mike Williams