All Hail The Yeti: Screams From A Black Wilderness
West Coast stoner metallers prove frighteningly good
All Hail The Yeti describe this album as a collection of “short scary stories”, the sort you tell around a campfire.
Problem is, you can’t really tell. For a start, the lyrics are mostly screamed so a large chunk of their spooky message is lost in a shouty quagmire. Apparently Daughter Of The Morning Star is about revenge and black magic but it sure as hell doesn’t sound like Candlemass. Actually, a lot of Screams... is surprisingly upbeat, centring its sound on a heady combo of metalcore and stoner riffs.