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Wells Valley: For Fans of Gojira (Sorta)

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Wells ValleyWhen the MS Mansion Monkeys delivered us a press release claiming that the Portuguese outfit Wells Valley play “Gojira-style Post Metal,” we looked on with a dubious eye. Gojira are quite in vogue at the moment in terms of band comparisons, so surely you can understand our skepticism.

But upon hearing the stream of their new album Matter as Regent over at Decibel we totally get it. No, these guys don’t sound just like Gojira — what would even be the point of that? They do share certain sonic elements, though, particularly in the vocal approach, and often elsewhere too. Where Gojira use death metal as their sonic template, Wells Valley veer more towards the post-metal side; think an elevated Neurosis or Cult of Luna instead of doubly heavy Morbid Angel riffs. All comparisons aside, it doesn’t really matter — we like!

Stream Matter as Regent below and order it through Bleak Recordings before its February 7th release.

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