This blend of Sabbath-inspired riffing, windswept chug and songs called things like 'Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians' has a neat shtick, no particularly awkward edges, and a vague sense of nostalgia for an adolescence maybe you never lived the first time out. [May 2008, p.107]
How scary/ridiculous the lyrics are is a matter of personal taste (or lack thereof), but it'd help if the production were more Scandinavian and less like, well, the Rocket from the Crypt rip-off band that singer/guitarist J.D. Cronise was in before he devoted his life to "Paranoid."
There's not an original thought in the quartet's heads, giving them free reign to gleefully exhume the corpses of Black Sabbath and Kyuss with hulking riffs and bear-like voices. [Apr 2008, p.107]
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
m2ewApr 9, 2008Old school metal is back to teach your ass a lesson.
RadicalTitintusApr 9, 2008Nice album, my ears still bleeding!
JackC.Apr 10, 2008This is harder and sharper than their first album. Very cool all the way round.
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