Pombagira - "The Crooked Path"
(Withered Hand Records)
From Aural Innovations #40 (September 2008)
London's Pombagira have unleashed a monster. This is a double CD, over 90 minutes of slow, heavy, crushing doom with some intense stories to tell. A bit like France's Monarch but without the female vocals. Only 4 tracks are presented here and it is best to be wickedly stoned and/or patient otherwise you will not understand or enjoy this musical art form. I like the way the band has cool unique intros and endings to their songs. No real guitar solos are presented here but some pretty dirty, nasty twisted guitar at times lies underneath the corpse of the DOOM riff... Doom on!
You can find more information from the band's web site at http://www.myspace.com/pombagiradoom
Check out the record label web site at: http://www.witheredhandrecords.com
Reviewed by Scott Heller