Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Minstrel | Autor: BSV

The general term "rock" is actually too limited for The Good Hand. The twelve tracks on "Atman" are anything but rock, but they stretch their feelers around rock in all directions. The opener "Na Ma Ste" has a charming punk character, while airy indie pop continues in "Greenwich Mean Time". But also this song later makes the guitars howl - a hint that the trio will focus on the crashing guitar riffs and various string solos without neglecting the catchy tunes for a moment. Heavy Blues ("The Opposite"), a shimmering guitar intro reminiscent of the Ozric Tentacles in "Unity", various brass solos ("Nature's Will") and a dirty acid beat in "Introvert" follow. Modern is nothing here, but all the different, almost forgotten styles grow together here to something bigger, which is very refreshing. That's the strength of this album, which finally culminates in the 19-minute title track with its hard, hypnotic and elegant passages.

Top track: Atman

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