KARMA TO BURN - Arch Stanton

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Stoner/Desertrock, Instrumental | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Deepdive | Autor: JV

The Stoner rockers from West Virginia don't give their listeners a breather on their new CD. They mercilessly club their way through the eight instrumental tracks. Only two musicians perform here, massive and full of energy, as if they were at the very beginning of their career. In fact, the band has been around since 1993, with only guitarist William Mecum remaining from the original line-up, taking over the bass on the sixth album and galloping through the compact rock boards with drummer Evan Devine. Live the band mutates into a classic stoner rock trio, supported and driven by bassist Robert Halkett. The pioneers of the genre rely on the tried and tested, continue to like satanic motifs on the cover, catchy riffs and melodies that are tirelessly pushed forward by the brute rhythm section. That may not be innovative, but it remains constantly exciting and culminates in the worthy final track "Fifty- Nine", which features excerpts from the (spaghetti-) western classic "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" and, of course, is also not stingy with hammer riffs.

Top Track: Fifty-Nine

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