Five years after the previous “Green Magic”, the heavy-drug rockers EL-THULE are now back with a newfull-length album titled “Zenit”. Recorded directly in the band’s own studio, the record includes 12 brand new tracks and it’s considered as a concept-album based on the ancient legends that gave name to the stars and about the re-discovery of the union between world – human – life.
Determined to continue as a duo (after the departure of the historic founding member bass guitarist “El Comandante”), the band did a great job taking care of every single aspect of “Zenit”: from the artworks (full of symbolic illustrations) to the lyrics (for the first time entirely in Italian in order to sounds more heavy and with a deeper impact), passing through a new way to compose their own music.
“Zenit” promises to be a big step forward for a band that is always evolving its sound. (more…)
Another gem from the ever awesome Italian label, Go Down Records. This time it’s a newer band called Fango and their release Icarus. Listening to this I thought I was listening to something from the desert. The sound is pretty much heavy and fuzzy desert rock. Imagine a little bit of Kyuss, The Truckfighters, early Greenleaf and a tad of Alice in Chains.
Icarus is short, it’s only 15 minutes long. There’s 4 tracks that range from 3:15 to 3:45 long.This one warrants multiple play through, especially since it’s so short. That and it’s a pretty decent slab of music. Another winner on the Go Down Records roster! Check out the title track and hit up their Facebook page for more tunes. Then go buy yourself a copy. (more…)
When I want to watch hit by hit action, I turn on an NHL Hockey game. When I want to hear hit by hit, I turn to Go Down Records. The Italian label is known for signing some great local talent and showcasing them to the world. They’ve given us great bands such as OJM, Vic du Monte’s Persona Non Grata, The Shoes and Small Jackets. Add Underdogs to that growing list. Their recently released album Revolution is one hell of an album.
If you like desert rock, stoner rock, riff rock or any combo of the above, Revolution is your album. Listening to it, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons to other bands such as Dozer and Queens of the Stone Age. While the sound may be similar, It’s completely different. It’s a breath of fresh air in a somewhat crowded and stale environment. The riffs are a plenty, the vocals are harmonious and the rest of the album beats on in good tune. The bass (more…)