Thursday 12 November 2020

Here The Captain Speaking, The Captain Is Dead - Flux Capacitor

Strap on your suit, check phasers are set to kill and join
Here The Captain Speaking, The Captain Is Dead on an epic 
quest that will take you from the white-hot explosion of a nebula 
exploding, through to the dying embers of a burnt out black star.

Flux Capacitor is a cosmic trip of mind and music expanding

 themes set to a stoner-groove of monster proportions.
The main thrust of these songs are unstoppable riffs of power
and beauty which are split into 5 chapters. With such a grand
vision, does the music match up to it?

Oh yeah - this should be the album to project this band of
Spanish starmen to greater heights. Heavy rock and stoner
heaviness are the bedrock from which springs the imaginative
and inventive song passages that take you through this exploration
of sounds, aggression and epic story telling.

Doom, modern psych and stoner all play a part in setting
the scenes of sonic mind/spacescapes.

Guitars are chunky sounding with distorted chords give the riffs
extra bounce and vigour. Vocals are sung or chanted to make sure 
the emotion is varied and interesting. There are lulls of restraint 
that drift to a dark, tranquil place before revving back up into 
interstellar overdrive.

I only got this fucker yesterday and it has not come off my player.
Get your head nodding, trip out and break out the bong - groove
your way into the outer cosmos of rock.

Monday 9 November 2020

The Black Legacy - Black Flower

The Black Legacy are a stoner band who do not
piss around trying to invent the wheel - they want
to turn the amps up, crank out some riffs and stomp
on some distortion pedals.


Over the last couple of years, Stoner bands have become quite samey and seem to have lost the heavy edge it used to have.


Just my humble opinion but this is my blog -

please do not come whining about it.

This is raw stuff, both in production and the playing
which suits the music just fine. 

Riffs are basic and powerful and sometimes that is 
all I want. Circular song passages keep the groove
turned up to the max and the foot stomping beat just
keeps rolling along.

The guitar solos are prime electric blues - mean, aggressive
and full of feeling. This is the sort of shit I love.

Sunday 8 November 2020

Electronic Chaos - Anarchaos Vol​.​1 (From Concept Art to Reality)


Hailing from Canada, this is a sonic pit of aggression. 
Fast and powerful, these songs drip with elements of crust and 
hardcore, while the depth and tone of their sound have that 
black metal sonic solidness that are evident in Coverge or 
Trap Them. 

Electronic Chaos fuse all these elements together with some 
wonderfully mangled guitar riffs that strays out of generic 
templates and delves into some intricate but still heavy madness. 

These tracks are interspersed with spices of news reels, police 
sirens, background talking which elevate the whole thing into a 
montage that helps to keep your attention and makes listening 
an event rather than “just some more grindcore shit!” 

Production is top notch - keeping the sound big and tight but 
without descending into muddiness. Oh yeah - and the 
vocalist sounds like a werewolf fucking around with 
bad drugs and a microphone!