The Zeppelin influence hangs heavy on the sleeve, to be sure, but this isn't a mere copycat or clone. The Page tone definitely dominates guitars and vocal range and approach is similar to Plant's (less of a screech, to be sure) but, aside from another obvious debt to the blues, Slow Season stretches out beyond the stomp and slide of Zeppelin I-IV and eventually settles into almost very pleasing psych and prog territory that distinguishes Slow Season as an entity all their own.
If it is indeed a debut, Slow Season does in places feel as such - a track like "Deep Forest" picks up steam nicely but never seems to fully develop and resolve. Still, there's a lot of depth and variety here, enough to make me consider grabbing this and their other release, Mountains, in physical vinyl format (the $55+ price tag for two records staggered me and left Mountains in my wishlist in digital format for now).
Slow Season rages out of the gates with "Heavy," one of the albums better tracks - and a good indicator of the quality throughout - check it out here: