Psychedelic & Bluesy Trip in this Estonian Spaceship !
Formed in 2013, Three Leg Dog is a psychedelic rock/stoner trio from Estonia. They dropped their debut album, titled ‘Red Sun’, in September, and… they are truly amazing. It’s a very diversified full-length and this band createed something original. Deep and powerful, this 8-tracks album blast me away at the first listening. But that’s just my thoughts, I let you enjoy your trip and tell me what you think !
How is the sound ?
Always fuzzed, sometimes psychedelic and bluesy, Three Leg Dog touch and mix perfectly all this kind of sounds. Rocking hard, this 3-piece made a great effort in the song’s writing, putting their own mark by manipulating a large palette of tones. As the bass (Joonatan Nõgisto) follow brilliantly the rhythm pulled by the drums (Aimar Sepp), the guitar sounds so good and the vocals (both by Kristjan Pärkson) complete this wonderful combination. Their influences are Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and more, and you lightly feel that 70’s vibe they want to bring in their songs.
First track of the album, ‘Red Sun‘ put here a psychedelic atmosphere, brought by the guitar effects and the soft voice of Kristjan. The whole mix sounds great, led by a catchy main riff. The first impression is the one we keep along and it’s not deceiving for the moment. As we just finished the opening song, Three Leg Dog don’t let us the time to breath and continue their ascension with ‘Dog‘, which float briefly between calmer parts and rushing ones.
Supported by a strong rhythm section, they show how bluesy they are, like in ‘Stars‘, adding some strong stoner parts and the combination sounds great. ‘Wolf‘ seems more relaxed, giving us the time to catch up our breath. But you have to hurry because… they are not done yet. ‘Fire‘ will blow your mind with this stoner/blues tone, rhythmed perfectly by the groovy basslines.
Slower than all the others, ‘Love Song‘ smoothes brilliantly with the flow of the album. They bring, here, a nice rock ballad, always with this heavy touch, carried by the neat rhythm section and the lovely sound of the guitar. Really catchy, the next song ‘Revolution‘ will drive you crazy as the melody hit hard in your face.
‘Tiger‘ finishes this album (yeah, already…) and put you in a good mood. Carried by a very fluid melody, the trio brings a spatial atmosphere with this deep bass sound and all these psychedelic noises. The groove is really awesome and they seem to jam for a moment, letting the melody building itself. That’s a really nice way to close the album.
Three Leg Dog makes us taste differents tones, including their own and unique touch. All the tracks sound different and have a really exclusive atmosphere. I think this is an album you need to listen because it’s very diversified in terms of tones and they play truly good. As I said, they seem to work a lot on the songwriting and that’s really important, because, that change everything. For me, goose bump is a good indicator and with ‘Red Sun’, you are assured to have some !
Why is this album worth listening ?
- Perfect blend of psychedelic/stoner/blues rock, Three Leg Dog master in the art of creating superb melodies.
- The combo voice/guitar sounds really great and grooves with all the instruments, giving us the chance to listen to a powerful stoner full-length.
- Pulled by a heavy songwriting, the whole album drives us into a huge spatial trip.
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
The sound fit to all the situations : during a lazy Sunday, with a bunch of friends or just you, your beer and your imagination.
For Fans Of
Greenleaf, All Them Witches, Graveyard, CHILD, Buffalo Fuzz
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