The fourth album of the Australian stoner rockers offers no real surprises, but 35 minutes of tough retro hard rock with high fun factor and without sagging. Rockier, more on the twelve and far less psychedelic than "Cosmic Egg", the songwriting is reminiscent of the predecessor "New Crown" from 2014, but in its sometimes impetuous energy it is also reminiscent of the debut.
For the man with the enormous curly head and the circular saw voice the album almost means a new start. Since the departure of his former fellow musicians Myles Heskett and Chris Ross in 2008 - only shortly after the brilliant kick start - Stockdale has seen a lot of things different than hoped for. The three newcomers were able to take home a Grammy for the catchy tune "Woman". Then the road got bumpy. The second album "Cosmic Egg" turned out to be a difficult procedure, the separation then took place due to the usual ominous "musical and personal differences".
eclipsed ROCK Books
Sysyphus Verlags GmbH
Am Funkhaus 19
Phone: +49 6021 4908-0
Fax: +49 6021 4908-25
The main phone is available
from Mo-Fr 9 - 12:30 am.
eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.