Produced by Matteo Signanini
Edit and Mix by Enrico Baraldi (www.enricobaraldi.com
Master by James Plotkin
artwork by View From the Coffin
Pietro Groppi - Drums
Matteo Signanini - Guitar/Vocals
Massimo Cornali - Bass
"Woodwall are a band that I discovered only the other day but I have already listened to their album at least a dozen times. It's simply that great. If you're a fan of Kyuss, Sleep, Isis and Pelican then this is the album for you. As Woodwall include some great Post-Rock/Post-Metal vibes into their music and it's still sounds so damn fresh and original"
LORDS OF METAL EZINE
"Damnit, I thought I was dealing with an American desert band after I had listened to WoodEmpire. But guess what? Woodwall hails from Tuscany, Italy. So, that means, finally another Italian band which is an exception to the rule that Italian music sucks. One moment its stoner that rocks like theres no tomorrow, you get, and the next song is laid-back stoner with some light psychedelic moments."
"King Stuste" e "Red Toad" cavalcano scenari più classici ma sempre rivisti in chiave Woodwall e le quantità di erba che ci siamo fumati fino a questo momento della nostra gita tra i boschi iniziano a farsi realmente sentire."
"My initial assumption was that this would be something of an Electric Wizard-esque stoner doom record, but it's quite a bit lighter than that. While definitely psychedelic, and still metal, this record comes with more of a Pink-Floyd-playing-blues-rock flavor to it than I'd anticipated. That works well, and it makes this extremely easy to get into for more casual listeners who may not be ready for thunderously heavy music."
THE METAL OBSERVER
"I don't think any act labeled as stoner metal or psychedelic-tinged could be wholly original, but there is a great sense of nostalgia in what some bands can do. Woodwall's debut is one such album, as you've definitely heard this style before. Woodwall's great achievement is adding the moments of quiet reflection among the grooving stoner licks and fuzz-laden bass lines. In “WoodEmpire”, the band has found a remarkable balance that excels on all fronts. The simple fact of the matter is that there are a lot of stoner metal bands out there, but not many have a sound they can call their own. Woodwall's debut full length is a solid album that you should find if you like the stoner metal / rock sound in the least bit."