Album Review: Goya – 777

Goya - 777 - coverLabel: Opoponax Records

Release Date:  13 Dec 2013

Songs:  6

Length:  52 Minutes

Genre:  Sludge/Stoner/Doom

Studio Albums: 1 – this is their debut

Location:  United States (Arizona)

WarpRider – In addition to writing songs in the realm of sludge, Goya adds a layer of darkness, despair, and depth especially with the two songs that chime in at over 11 and 12 minutes each.  Excellent balance from the slow doomy presence to the more rhythmic heavy riffing sludge. 3.5

Atleastimhousebroken – I reviewed Goya’s previous EP many moons ago and enjoyed it.  It wasn’t anything ground breaking, but unique and enjoyable enough to separated its self from the rest of the stoner/sludge metal crowd with a touch more bluesy and groove influence to it.  777 has Goya refining what they presented on the EP and makes for a solid listen and worthy look into by any stoner/sludge aficionado. 3.5

Irmelinis – Heavy Black Sabbath worship that will give you an overdose of pulsating riffs and slow, crushing songs with occult vibes. Good vocals and an overall nice production. The music feels sincere and even though it’s not my preferred style of metal, I can see it being enjoyed by many stoner/doom fans in the near future. 3.0

ChristopherMammal – Ask yourself what Black Sabbath might have sounded like in 2013 if you hadn’t already heard what they’ve sounded like recently. No, that won’t work – although the stoner is metal and Goya’s emphasis is very much on the doom part. Still … vocalist Jeff Owens is rather reminiscent of a young Ozzy, and there’s plenty of guitar complexity here. It’s orchestrated into intelligently structured compositions that make the whole album eminently listenable. 4.0

A Metal State of Mind Score – 3.5 out of 5

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