ISSAK - The Longer The Beard The Harder The Sound

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

This should be the most imaginative album title of the year. Although Issak's statement with him only applies to singer Hobo, who looks like a Fidel Castro at a young age. The album was already released last year, though under the band name Gandhi's Gunn. After the renaming to Isaak, the Italians now release this record again, with the addition of four tracks (including Pink Floyd's "Fearless" and Iron Maiden's "Wrathchild" in Isaak-typical versions). So that the new name Issak also burns itself into the Stonerrock-pampered ears. Isaak offer the rough version, which can sometimes take on pro-pain hardcore characteristics with its viola guitars. "Red (The Colour Of God)" is a driving triprock that acts like UNKLE on Noise. In contrast, the eight-minute "Flood" is almost a tender power ballad. That is only surpassed by the exuberant "hypotesis", in which a psychedelic component is added. Including transcendent sitar sounds.

Top Track: Hypotesis

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