“Quick: Count the number of successful metal bands from Wyoming. DR can’t do it either, even when we’re hopped-up on caffeine and granola bars. Such facts don’t deter Beastwood, who are an unassuming, but potent bunch of roughnecks from Casper, a city best known for its cowboy culture and oil refineries. On their sophomore effort Alabama Space Witch, the band purvey the sort of hummable and engaging Southern-fried rock sludge that a select few can pull off without running to the hills of blandness. And with the thunderous “Galactic Bison” and groovy-beyond-belief “Stompin Boots” causing a ruckus, DR doesn’t see why these fine gents couldn’t end up on a reputable indie like 20 Buck Spin or Southern Lord.”
"The hang-over isn't over sweetheart. That's right. Beastwood is back with their customized NOLA sludge and southern rock sound just in time to bludgeon some innocent skulls. These dudes thrive on some seriously muddy grooves, and [I don't like to single out pieces of a band that have such potent chemistry, but...] Jake's vocal contribution is the agro-icing on the cake.I can't help but recall my first impression of Beastwood stating, "The music embodies the musicians diligent nature, proving that hard time and practice can create kick-ass metal." After having this second shot of Beastwood, I believe I have to add the word 'fun' to that statement. Why you ask? Because these guys are dead serious about their dedication to the music, but at the same time they are having a great time. The gang buckled down, traveled and produced one of the finer records in 2012."
“Alabama Space Witch is fucking bad ass. Bottom line, this is a band you need to be following if you like any of the above mentioned influences (Pantera, Crowbar, Down, Motorhead etc.). If heavy music that’s heavy enough to set off a few car alarms as you drive by while blasting it is your thing, this is for you. It is long. The album runs close to an hour in length. It’s a lot of heavy music to take in. Can you handle it?”
"Beastwood make you care about their struggles and have you head-banging at the same time. The 14 songs never get tiresome. There are no tricky progressive riffs just honest top-notch guitar playing from a great band. The guys have excelled themselves since their debut album. Lyrically and musically. This album is better in every respect such as production and the execution of the songs. All of the songs have a natural feel to them. All in all Beastwood have released a brilliant album that will surely be getting them praise like their debut album. Just this time – Alabama Space Witch should propel the band onto greater and bigger things."
“Pure rock fury for your sick little mind!”
“If Beastwood's debut album Sex Devil is what you're listening to tonight, expect to wake up with a hangover and someone else's blood on your shirt. These Wyoming natives know how to create some seriously dirty rock and roll, that's doomed to give you a good headache and some good memories. Beastwood formed in September 2010 and have dedicated hard time in practicing, playing, and writing. Expect profound and monstrous vocals, thunderous drums, groove fueled riffage, and even a Sex Panther roar! The music embodies the musicians diligent nature, proving that hard time and practice can create kick-ass metal.”
"These tracks are heavy as hell!"