dinsdag 31 juli 2012

The Outlaws of Zen – Don’t Bother Getting Up, We'll Let Ourselves In

The Outlaws of Zen – Don’t Bother Getting Up, We'll Let Ourselves In
Self released – 2012
Rock, Seventies, Blues, Hard, Stoner, Southern, Metal
Rated: ****

When the earlier band of the drummer and axe-man dissolved; the two amigos decided to start their very own incarnation. They yanked a bassist away from some dark and dusty hole and found a vocalist lying around in the vicinity as well. Soon the four started bouncing of each other and the wall and a high-energy wave of creativity surged through their bones. It was the great magnet speaking to them and prodding them into righteous action; founding The Outlaws Of Zen. A true pirate ship filled with treasure chests looted from all the great bands they ever came across. We got some heavy rock inspired by the seventies which pays homage to the riff and blues melodies of that era while incorporating some twinge of the nineties and a distinct southern atmosphere. Little parts of dry heat stoner and classic metal give all this that extra boost towards pure excellence. Apart from a slightly flat production at times this five song EP shows very well what these Auburn, Michigan residents are capable off: Zen And The Art of Masterful Heavy Riffing! Pure and with the right attitude!

2 opmerkingen:

  1. If your digging it you can head over to Bandcamp and download for "name your price". Hell of a deal. Thanks guys for the great review and Bubba for enjoying it. TOOZ