Pioneers

by SWAMP DEVIL

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Colin M.
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Colin M. I really dig the production here. The guitars and bass really pop and the drums have an insanely satisfying thump to them. Add that to the blues-flecked doomy stoner riffs and catchy vocals and you have a damn fine record. Favorite track: Banner.
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FDJ Doom-ish stoner/hard rock grooves flecked with bluesy tones over which clean,slightly monotone vocals are delivered.
Good stuff! Favorite track: Pioneers.
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released February 28, 2017

Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Stephan Hawkes at Interlace Audio

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SWAMP DEVIL Portland, Oregon

Swamp Devil is a rock/stoner metal/doom metal band from Portland Oregon USA founded in 2010.

Although borrowing from many modern genres, Swamp Devil’s core sound is rooted in the power and depth of early heavy metal and rock. An unholy mix of sludgy doom riffs and classic heavy metal power. And, yeah… we really like Black Sabbath.
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Track Name: Gold!
Under the granite in the western hills Something shiny and pure
A disease that spread around the world And the gold is the cure
Tear the treasure from the veins of the earth Rock sand and mud
A filthy Eden built in a day On whiskey and blood
Drunken masses fill saloon and bar Land of moral decay
Fist, gun and inebriation Give the devil his pay
A little sunshine under the earth To sooth a weary soul
This fire started here
And now it’s out of control
Greed is a fire
Watch it burn going higher and higher Gold is a fire
Watch it burn going higher and higher
Track Name: Pioneers
Follow the Western trail
Into the sun
We leave the world behind Into oblivion
We cross the burning desert
Around the poisoned sea
The miserable miles unending
The reckless and the free
We are the chosen ones
Manifest destiny
Oh pioneers lean forward Into the storm
Gold dust in our eyes
We are the fortunate ones
We cross the endless wasteland
The wretched and the brave
One foot on the trail
One foot in the grave
We are the chosen ones
Manifest destiny
Track Name: Bit By Bit
Up in those lofty mountains
Stopped dead by freezing snow
Hellish Peaks of madness
Icy winds do blow
Up in the mouth of madness
Cursed valley of the damned
Starvation grinds unending
Turn on your fellow man
Bit by bit by bit I set the animal free
Bite by bite by bite I lost my humanity
Tonight we atone
With Tooth flesh and bone
Bit by bit by bit I set the animal free
Track Name: Banner
Beneath the pines I stake my claim
Toil for hours in the snow and rain
Crooked shack of tin and rot
Crouched alone with just my thoughts
Scrape and claw through the red red clay
Curse the night and hate the day
A mile down by kerosene glow
Banner Mountain gonna take my soul
Sweet dreams and American nightmares
In these hills of lies and bones
Sweet dreams and American nightmares
We fools, far from our homes
Track Name: (Heaven) Don't Care
What if your faith is just a hopeless delusion?
A fear of death and mankind’s timeless confusion
Made up gods to keep the fear out of sight
When we were monkeys trembling in the night
Choose your morality by what you can gain
A grinning hypocrite, twisted and vain
From behind your walls you look to the sky
Self righteous pusher of a holy lie

I find I'm losing faith
and Heaven don't care
I've already seen hell
Track Name: Monster
I am the monster that lurks in the trees
My mind is empty
My conscience at ease
I walk the diggings at midnight alone
I am the murderer that has no home
I am the monster -In the dark
I am the monster -In the dark
I am the nightmare so near but so far
I am the cannibal asleep at the bar
From Malakoff to North Star
I’m the chill in the breeze
I am the parasite
That takes what he needs
I am the monster -In the dark
I am the monster -In the dark
Track Name: Heart of Darkness
Seduced and twisted by the mother lode
Horseback devils on the open road
We’ll leave you lying by trail
Masked marauders spreading death and woe
From Sacramento to old Mexico
You will know my name
There’s an invisible line
Between what’s yours and what is mine
For the criminal mind
And I'm the criminal kind
Under societies shell
In a poison wishing well
A heart of darkness
A heart of darkness
Voices calling from the underworld
Whisper softly to each boy and girl
They’re drawn like moths to the flame
Dark disciples of depravity
tear back the skin of false morality
And you will know their name
It’s just a matter of time
Before we leave this world behind
I’m taking what’s mine
I’m not standing in line
Under societies shell
In a poison wishing well
A heart of darkness
A heart of darkness beats alone
Track Name: Kick Away
I curse the icy mountains frigid and dead
I curse my villainy and its trail of red
I curse the angels that helped me survive
I curse the bastards that I left alive
Kick away old friends, It’s my turn next
I'll be in Hell with you soon I guess
This mountain skyline is the last thing I’ll see
Up here swinging from this old oak tree
Kick away
Drinking and killing is all that I know
I guess old Lucifer put a rot in my soul
Walk by my tombstone and mutter a curse
Here lies the cannibal six feet in earth
Kick away old friends, It’s my turn next
I'll be in Hell with you soon I guess
This mountain skyline is the last thing I’ll see
Up here swinging from this old oak tree
Kick away