Buckle Up and Enjoy the Ride !
Para Solem is the debut full-length album from Austrian Stoner/Heavy Rock band Parasol Caravan and was released on 30th October 2015.
Parasol Caravan are Alexander Kriechbaum (Vocals/Bass), Bertram Kolar (Guitar), Richard Reikersdorfer (Guitar) and Vincent Böhm (Drums).
How is the sound?
The band promises to take us on a trip to outer-space and the opening track sets the scene perfectly : “Take Off “ is full of awesome fuzzy guitar and you can just picture the spacecraft on the launch pad waiting for the countdown to be completed and then lift off!
However, this is no psychedelic stargazing trip, floating through space awestruck by the constellations; this space vehicle is orbiting the earth at tens of thousands of miles per hour sending out a beacon of rock heaviness to all corners of the galaxy !
If the drums and bass are the engine room of all great bands then Bohm and Kriechbaum are at full power throughout the album, I particularly like the bass grooves in “Diarancor” and “Self Mastery“.
There are some moments of serenity such as the intro of “Diarancor” and during “Time Bender“, but it is never too long before the amps are cranked back up to full warp sound.
The star track on the album for me is “Black Monolith“, its incredibly heavy fuzzed out riff would get the Gods of Asgard nodding their heads along to it!
Whilst not exactly going where no band has gone before, Parasol Caravan have done the rock pioneers that inspired them to take this journey proud, and they have also produced an album that tells me Heavy Rock is safe in the hands of the next generation…
Why is this album worth listening?
- Heavy rock groove throughout
- Plenty of fuzzy guitar sounds
- Smooth vocals
In what situation you should listen to this album?
On a clear moonlit night…..oh who am I kidding? Just listen to it as often as you can!
Something particular to note?
The production of Para Solem was made possible with the help of crowdfunding via wemakeit.
For Fans Of
Kyuss, Lonely Kamel, Truckfighters, Slo Burn, Sahara Surfers
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