vrijdag 17 februari 2012

Horses On Fire – Horses On Fire

Horses On Fire – Horses On Fire
V2 - 2012
Rock, Stoner
Rated: ****

Somewhere in 2008 in an area surrounding Gent, Belgium two guys get together to start jamming and fuck around musically. After bringing in a musical brother and another friend; Horses On Fire is born. Four years later sees the release of their self-titled debut album. With overtones of extreme accessible Queens Of The Stone riffs and grooves mixed with some stadium rock a la Kings Of Leon and a Foo Fighters feeling we are treated to some grade a catchiness. All this is translated to some sort of seventies approach; maybe due to the fact the album was recorded live and analog. It’s catchy heavy rock with a bit of stoner and a caseload of dripping desperation. Played at different tempos and rhythms we get an atmosphere pregnant with dread and danger. Even though there’s that lingering feeling of something easy and smart; like an umbrella cocktail in a dangerous and dirty cul de sac. These guys are on the verge of going big; and not just in Japan.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Woensdag 29 februari is de NL albumrelease in Paradiso.
    Maar 5 euro!