RIOTGOD - Driven Rise

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Stoner/Desertrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 159 / 4-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: Metalville | Autor: CA

There was probably a bit of boredom and under-utilisation when the rhythm section of Monster Magnet, namely bassist Jim Baglino and drummer Bob Pantella, founded the sideproject Riotgod in 2006. Together with singer Mark Sunshine (is that really his name?), who sounds like a hybrid of Klaus Meine and Chris Cornell, and guitarist Garret Sweeny, the band committed themselves to a sound that is not so far away from the sound of their main band, only less psychedelic than hardrocking. The "Space Lord" here is called "Sidewinder", the "Negasonic Teenage Warhead" becomes the "Prime Moment". Only not with overdoses of psychoactive substances in your luggage. With the third album Pantella once again proves with his crew (Baglino is no longer part of the band) that he can do more good work besides his MM commitment. Tracks like "Positronic" clearly have the monster magnet groove, "You're My Waste Of Time" gives a lesson in heavy rock. And "Beg Of Power" is the indispensable ballad - with kind regards to Scorpions.

Top track: Positronic

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