Howling Giant – “Matilda Mother”

Howling Giant is known for creating sprawling metal epics on their two full-length releases, Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 1 and Part 2. With titles like that, I think you know what you’re getting into and they don’t fail to deliver.

So, when they popped up on a new Magnetic Eye compilation of bands covering The Best of Pink Floyd, interest was piqued. Their contribution of “Matilda Mother” (from Pink Floyd’s 1967 debut The Piper at the Gates of Dawn) couldn’t be a more fitting redux of the song. The light pop flair of the original is traded for giant riffs and, you guessed it, sprawling epic metal goodness. It’s a nice representation of Nashville musical diversity and a helluva cover in itself.

Thanks to Metal Injection for the tip.