Howling Giant plays stoner infused progressive rock/metal aiming to sound otherworldly, and generally succeeding in doing just that. With a new EP – Black Hole Space Wizard: Part II – on the way, the ex-bostonians have brought forth a single and a video. “The Pioneer” is an effective fuzz rock hit, with a strange tokusatu-infused video to match. I’m not at all well versed enough in Kaiju cinema to be certain, but I think I see Gamera flying by at one point, and I recognize the strange octopus as well. Either way, the video is effective and matches the relentless bass and atmospheric stoner strings perfectly. Howling Giant should go on to accomplish much. Enjoy!