Metal Review: Yellowtooth – Disgust (2012)

Yellowtooth - Disgust (2012)Indiana’s own Yellowtooth is a muddy mix of Sludge/Stoner/Death metal and are described as a veteran trio of 40-somethings that have done time in various bands such as Chronic Disorder, Sea of Tranquillity, Shades of Grey, Skullview, Nocturnal Torment and Invasion. While their latest release, Disgust, is not a sound entirely new, it does contain plenty of songs of merit that make this release one to own.

From the opening track, Wizard Dust, you hear the slow, methodical pace that they utilize to get their sound across. Although a little repetitive and eerily reminiscent of Black Sabbath’s Into the Void, the stage is set with the opening track. The vocals are dirty and harsh, which fit the crunchy riffs perfectly.

The next track, Soulstalker, is one of the better ones on the album. Its opening is innocent and simple, but quickly turns into pure evil with the thick, gutteral vocals and more riffs conjuring up Black Sabbath sounds of the past.

John Wilkes Booth is another track that is as interesting as the man himself. The chugging main riff of the song keeps pace nicely throughout the track with the sludgy supporting riffs adding extra depth to the track. The vocals are more raspy on this song, but still as powerful as the previous tracks.

Burning Daylight is another dynamic song that offers plenty of depth and riffs-aplenty. This song has that great stoner metal vibe while retains the evil layers of the preceeding tracks.

Throughout the rest of the album, Yellowtooth provides us with some misses and some near-hits, but nothing really astounding. Unfortunately, the best that the album has to offer is within the first five tracks. That is not to say that the rest of the album is not worth hearing. Trust me, this is an album to add to your collection if you are into sludge/stoner metal with a death metal edge to it.