Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Stoner/Desertrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Tee Pee | Autor: BSV

Blaak Heat Shujaa come from France despite their exotic sounding name. From Paris, to be exact. However, the music on "The Edge Of An Era", the second album of the trio founded in 2008, seems to come from somewhere else: from the dust-dry climes from which Kyuss also sprang, or from the lowlands that Black Sabbath spat out. Blaak Heat Shujaa succeeds in creating a fascinating symbiosis of heavy psychedelic and stoner rock in the six new tracks: monster riffs that are as heavy as they are elegant, and sluggish grooves that move with dignity and can even shift up a few gears. Slow, melodic vocals and of course guitar solos with fuzz and wah-wah effects are added again and again. The ten-minute "The Obscurant Fiend", the concluding "Land Of The Freaks, Home Of The Brave" and especially the dark "Shadows" are absolute highlights of Stonerrock. Admittedly, thousands of bands play this kind of music. Just lately. But hardly anyone celebrates it as grippingly as Blaak Heat Shujaa.

Top track: Shadows

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