Current Rotation 4/4/2012
I’ve been sitting on this one longer than I care to admit. It certainly would’ve wound up in my top 20 list of 2011 had I listened to it right away. My apologies to the band for not getting to it sooner. Better late than never I guess. The Crown That Wears The Head was released late last year on vinyl. Certainly now strangers to these pages, Hong Faux belt out yet another winner in their first full length following a demo and an EP release. The album is a lot mellower compared to a lot of albums we’ve been covering lately but there’s nothing tame about Hong Faux.There’s a lot of great and memorable riffs, especially my favorite track, “Bad City Blues.” While this album is not a real “fuzzed out” album, it does have some moments for fans of the fuzz. At times I was reminded of The Truckfighters’ Mania album. “Jack of Clubs” has a killer solo to close out the track followed by “Sparrow Hills” which is somewhat of a roller coaster in terms of tone. Still though, it’s a killer track.
The album is available on beautiful 12″ vinyl. Click the player below and follow the links to get your own copy, limited to 500. The mix came out real nice on the vinyl release. It’s got a nice and warm feeling to it. Maybe it’s the vinyl, perhaps not. I think it’s the album.
This entry was posted on April 4, 2012 by Bill Goodman. It was filed under Album Reviews, Current Rotation, feature and was tagged with Black Space Riders, Black West, Hard Rock, Hong Faux, Light Is The New Black, Lonely Crowd, Mind Reader, psychedelic rock, stoner metal, Stoner Rock, Sweden, The Crown That Wears The Head, THE SUN THE MOON THE STARS.