Iron Jawed Guru are a band from West Virginia that plays an instruments form of stoner rock and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "Mata Hari".
A very hard and heavy stoner rock sound starts off the album along with some 70's style guitar leads while the rhythms have more of a 90's style to them and you can also h ear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing along with a touch of grunge and all of the songs are in an instrumental musical direction.
While t here is a great amount of retro and old school musical influences in the bands musical style the songs still sound very modern along with the heaviness of doom metal and the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and the whole album also sticks to a very heard and heavy musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording while also mixing in a touch of blues rock.
Iron Jawed Guru plays a musical style that takes groove and stoner rock and mixes it in with the heaviness of doom metal to create a musical style of their own and the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording.
In my opinion Iron Jawed Guru are a very great sounding instrumental stoner rock band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Quake" "Gemini" and "Vesuvius". 8 out of 10.