One thing that struck me as I listened to this lot was Thin Lizzy. In fact it was Thin Lizzy playing stoner rock very well. There are times when Eli Eckhert sounds like he is chanelling Phil Lynott. This is not a bad thing however; helping this CD to be quite a good listen. Unlike so many bands trying to ape QOTSA and the “desert sound” this bunch have brought some much needed originality to the murky depths of stoner rock. The fact they have a song on here called ‘Howard Philips’ which I am sure is about HP Lovecraft does rather help their rating in my mind. Thier recording sessions were haunted by the spirit of Tota’s Jeff Pocaro for f**k’s sake expressing his opinion on their drum sound. Ah sod it. This is a bloody good sludge metal/rock that deserves the attention of you and your bong. Just go get the freaking thing k?
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