HOLY MOUNTAIN - Ancient Astronauts

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Stoner/Desertrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Chemikal Underground | Autor: CA

With its 33 minutes, the first Holy Mountain album of the 2012 debut EP "Earth Measures" is in no way inferior in terms of its clear playing length. But the spice can also lie in the brevity. And that is the case here. This half hour of concentrated power must first be digested. The Scottish trio makes a big ruckus in the tradition of classic trinities like Cream, Grand Funk Railroad or Jimi Hendrix Experience. The boys from Glasgow don't know stinginess is horny. The intro with the cryptic message "LV42666" paves the way to the "Luftwizard", a really powerful zeppelin that needs a lot of lift because of its heavyesque orientation. The sovereign uncompromising attitude of the three of them brings back memories of the Japanese sludge, fuzz, psych and hard rock liners of Church Of Misery, with which the Glasgowers would be in quite good company (maybe that's also why they're called "Tokyo"). And with the violent "Hollow Hill" Holy Mountain silences all critics, if there were any at all. Top Track: Hollow Hill

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