APE SKULL - Ape Skull

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Garage | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Heavy Psych Sounds | Autor: BSV

Not everywhere, where "Heavy Psych Sounds" is written on it, there are also Heavy Psych Sounds in it. Best example: the self-titled debut of Ape Skull. Heavy may still get there at times, but there's not even a hint of psychedelic here. According to their own information, the Italian trio is inspired by the sounds of the years 1969 to 1972, the golden age of Rock'n'Roll. Ape Skull also plays cheekily and brashly. The songs rely entirely on rhythm guitar, distinctive riffs and solos in epic length. Each of the nine tracks contains these ingredients. What is the share of solos in the total 45 minutes playing time? Beside the guitar only vocals, bass and drums are tolerated. "So Deep" has charm because you think you've known the song for forty years. "Time And Wind" comes with a West Coast feeling. "Make Me Free" is funk rock. "I Got No Time" rocks lovely and "Bluesy" is - bluesy, sure. Those who are satisfied with homely songs and boundless guitar solos will be served brilliantly here. All the others might lack variety.

Top track: Hookah

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