Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard did things differently for their second record. Where Noeth Ac Anoeth was a three-song, fifty-minute album, Y Proffwydd Dwyll is six (still long and weighty) songs.
Distortion-drenched doom riffing is still the forefront of Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard’s music, weaving crushing intensity and ethereal psychedelic, the latter thanks in large part to Jessica Ball’s vocals on Y Proffwydd Dwyll.
Guitarist Paul Michael Davies had this to say about the new album:
“We wanted to push the doom template a bit, especially as Jessica is not your typical female/doom vocalist, we definitely wanted it to be more than your ‘typical doom.’
The title is in Welsh (as are the album credits) as we are from Wales. ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’ loosely translates as ‘The False Prophet’ and there is a concept running through the album… worship.
However, Jessica never shows us the final lyrics, she’s a bit mysterious, in fact it’s all a bit mysterious, but that’s cool. We like the listener to make up their own stories to the tracks.”
Y Proffwyd Dwyll is out this Friday, September 30, on New Heavy Sounds. Preorders for CDs and vinyl can be found here.