Bongzilla - Gateway LP (Black vinyl)


When one says "Bongzilla", the first thing that comes to mind(if you're a doom/stoner fan) is "Amerijuanican". But, just a few years before, the band released "Gateway", in my opinion, the best they have done, and the best stoner/sludge album. The album is encompassed in THC-infused riffs, growled vocals, more references to marijuana than an issue of High Times magazine, and heaviness only matched by "Dopethrone". 

First, this album is filled with massive riffs, each one with considerable crunch. A few of the best are "66ib. Bongsession", "Trinity (Gigglebush)", "Greenthumb". But each song has amazing riff, all with enough catch to make sure you'll have to listen to each song a few times in a row. Then there are the solos. For stoner/Sludge, the solos are quite bluesy, to show that Bongzilla is more than just Sabbath-esque riffs. They mix blues greatness and the epicness of doom/stoner greats into a blend, blend in some marijuana and crank it out at ear-shattering loudness.