There seems to be quite a decent doom metal scene in Portland, Oregon, including these riffmeisters. They formed in 2012 in order to shock and awe audiences everywhere and are now ready to unleash their debut. In seven songs, seven slabs of bluesy doom, Holy Grove take the listener on an occult and somewhat psychedelic trip through worlds of myth and fantasy. So if you like acts like Goatsnake and Black Pyramid, this is one for you. It highlights multiple times but I have to chose the massive 'Nix' as my absolute favorite here.
Besides the massive riffage and the torpid bit groovy rhythms, there's the strong, dark and versatile voice of Andrea Vidal. I don't know about you, but I absolutely love female vocals on doom metal. They add a touch of mystery I guess. Andrea's voice has a lot of power and I can't help but feel like she's also influenced by some grunge vocalists. So yeah, the combination of all those elements (riffs, fuzz, psychedelic solos and strong vocals) simply make this an excellent piece of doom metal, period.