When the power trio from Sweden is at full throttle here, like in the opener "Zoetrope" or in "Golden Dawn", then it's always absolutely sovereign: The guitar riffs and the drums are shredding and marching on briskly. That's heavy psych, as Black Sabbath launched it many years ago. Sgt. Sunshine can also do differently on their third album "III": The six-minutes "Carress The Tense Blue" and "Marrow Soup" come along more leisurely, with throttled tempo and all the more effective riffs and clearer melodies. This is close to the stoner skirt of a Brant Bjork or Colour Haze: dust-dry and stoic. In "When I Was A Dog" the three northern lights are even frickelig: The guitar is not only hard, but also virtuoso. In-Thru-Mental" appears completely different again (you have to get to the pun first): relaxed, almost feverish, with a sluggish rhythm, even with an organ carpet in the background, before the riffs break loose and the tempo picks up. Sgt. Sunshine are experienced enough to keep quality at a high level and not to appear stereotypical.
Top Track: Solar Butterfly