A heavy psych rock/proto-metal power trio based out of Austin, Texas, the Well’s lethal blend of knotty prog, punk, and bluesy doom rock invokes names like Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Sleep, and Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. Citing a desire “to blend different musical styles as diversified as Joy Division to Blue Cheer”, the band, which consists of Ian Graham, Lisa Alley, and Jason Sullivan, came together in 2012 out of a shared love for extreme music, cult horror films, and dark mysticism. That same year they released their limited-edition debut 7″ “Seven.” The band’s 2013 EP, First Trip, caught the attention of Riding Easy Records, who quickly signed the trio, leading to the release of their full-length debut, Samsara, in 2014, a sophomore effort, Pagan Science, followed in 2016, and Death and Consolation in 2019, again via Riding Easy. -Bio from Allmusic.com
Firebreather is a devastatingly weighty statement of intent. Tooth shattering riffs from guitarist/vocalist Mattias Nööjd and crunching rhythms via bassist Nicklas Hellqvist and drummer Axel Wittbeck, Firebreather are a jaw-breaking triptych of sludge and doom rock.