Rolling a fatty and/or pouring out a dark pint before hand is recommended.
Review by a new contributor, please welcome Kaarel alias Mr. Greenglass from Estonia in the More Fuzz team!
Without a doubt a continuation to the last album Marijuana in tone (reviewed by Mr. Stone here), theme and cover art – Legalize It (released on June 29, 2017) pulls you right back into the fuzzy haze of reefer smoking and surfing. The pace set on the last release swings strongly with no significant changes and with that it’s crystal clear that the trio felt confident in their established groove and wanted to keep exploring the depths of their slowgrinding riffs.
How is the sound ?
The opening track “Nirvana” gives off notable grunge vibe and the chanting repetition of the minimimalistic lyrics feels like a mantra dedicated to the magic herb. The vocals sound like a stoned banshee, carrying a trance-like state throughout the album.
Second song “Trenches” turns up the volume and makes the first track feel like an intro to the following album. By the time the the title track “Legalize It” picks up its steady going the album hits the mark of love it or hate it. If you have enjoyed the earlier works of Dope Smoker – this album parks it in the headbangers zone. If you haven’t found Dope Smoker to be to your liking before then this album will probably not make you change your mind.
The real chunky punch and the feeling of doom is served with the fourth piece named “Nasa“. Not even a mellow intro to any song from this point forward. The album continues to the end with thorny fuzz, heading strong and stubborn to the heart of the simple but rich riff. The band knows how to surround you with a grizzly wall of sound and then fill it with slow and powerful guitar solos that bend themselves around the groove like sleazy schoolgirls. And all that to delight your stoner’s mind.
Do not listen to this album on low volume – it would be unsound and, really, just wrong.
Why is this album worth listening ?
- Headbanging at its finest
- The more you lend your ears to this, the more will the riff give itself to you
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
Preferably while visibly stoned 😉
Something particular to note?
This album seems to be a statement about cannabis and music at the same time. These guys truly love what they do.
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Sleep, Bongzilla, Haunted
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