AIWASS – WAYWARD GODS
We know it ain’t Friday… But for some of you out there this day might be as holy, unholy and wild as every Friday, Christmas or Easter. So; in honor of the tradition that once started on 4/20… We present to you a 4/20 Freebie! And not something to be taking in lightly… This is a titanous puff, a call of the siren huff and as mythos go; these five tracks will surely make you zone out, tune in and profess your undying love to whatever you are holding and the dudes providing the tunes… AIWASS!
Mel Lie wrote back in November 2021:
“Those who know me are aware that I have a soft spot for heavy-riffing newcomer bands from the underground who weave an unambiguous independent personality into their creations. Wayward Gods, the full-length debut album of Arizona’s AIWASS fits perfectly into this particular category! Blake Carrera, the “marrowbone” of AIWASS, joined by Ben Ivey and Michael Cakebread, break a monster riff-laden, hermetic-sleepiastic-cosmo psych desert-doom sound from the bridle. The listener who dips his ears into the album will feel very much homely among the beloved sounds of the heavy riff genre – but yet it leaves deep footprints of a very individual, independent “aiwassitican” note in the auditory canals. The thematic exploration of very personal demons, illuminated with the glowing, „bloodshot“ eyes of Aleister Crowley, the ominous droning in the background (I love it) and that voice that seems to crawl out of a faraway dream, reinforce this very special and typical style of the band. Wayward Gods is a mesmerizing album that you should definitely dedicate some time to enjoy the fine special features in it! Wayward Gods is a mesmerizing album that you should definitely dedicate some time to enjoy the fine special features in it! We will keep a good eye on AIWASS, because this band will still twist our ears with damn inspiring sound creations in the future!”
Chris Beck wrote in November 2021:
“AIWASS, the messenger of Horus brings us the debut release Wayward Gods. Titanic riffs with stellar production take you through the concepts of true will, a formula of growth, consciousness, and love, toward self-realization. Psychedelia into chugging grooves. Fuzzy haunting doom. Wayward Gods is a cathartic cleansing and a look forward to the future through an esoteric philosophy of Thelema.”