Rock, Metal, Punk, and beyond!!!!
The doom/stoner metal categorization doesn’t really do the music of The Mound Builders justice. Their style is really a combination of multiple genres ranging from 70s rock to punk-influenced speed metal. The meshing of these varying styles of music is a significant achievement in itself. However, this movement, ‘the metallization of 70s rock structures’, is really unlike any other transition out there, it’s a mutation at the core and The Mound Builders are still in the infancy level of refining their craft but I like what I am hearing. -Metal Recusants
Forged from the lifelong friendship of founding members Pete Dio and Dan “Thundernutts” Arnos, Riverbottom has spent the past 7 years carving out their own unique niche of rock n roll they’ve come to term stonerpunk. Influenced by the energy and aggression of early 80’s hardcore as well as the classic twin guitar attack of 70’s hard rock, (Thin Lizzy, AC/DC), the bands sound has been described as Bad Brains meets Black Sabbath. With the signature guitar work of lead player Mark Vela, and right hand man Matt Pussfucker on bass.
Crossover thrash, crust, punk from Fort Wayne! Songs about partying, mutant pizza, and tacos, at warp speed.!
One man time traveler playing music from the future in the past! Funky jazz blues country punk soup from Fort Wayne.
“The idea of river sludge might not be all that inviting at first glance, but thanks to The Mound Builders, the genre-bending fivesome from Lafayette, sludge has a new meaning. It’s not muck at all. Instead, it’s a sound, and that sound, according to The Mound Builders’ website, is the rich aural plain where doom, stoner, metal and punk meet.”
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