woensdag 3 oktober 2012

Cojones – Bend to Transcend


Cojones – Bend to Transcend
Self released – 2012
Rock, Stoner, Psychedelica
Rated: *****

Ever since their 2009 album Sunrise I’ve been keeping an eye on the Croatian Cojones freaks. And lo and behold their sophomore effort has finally arrived. And what a monster it is; Bend To Transcend will definitely make my personal top Ten of this year just like their debut record did back in 2009. What stayed were the influences from the Palm Desert scene, Colour Haze, Soundgarden and Monster Magnet. What came were a few more accessible moments we know from the Foo Fighters and a voice that sometimes even resembles the raw Grohl. But apart from all the references mentioned above the albums is chuck full of incredible riffs, psychedelic lines and floating tones. Extraordinary bassloops, lines and rhythms and a drummer that never falters for a moment and hits those chimes like a mad professor trying to cook up a new form of acid. The entire record is one long groove that not only celebrates every beautiful thing stonerrock offers. But also takes cues from grunge, visits the psychedelic seventies and above all seems to transcend every one of those monikers. Just like it is not doing the record enough justice by just naming their influences; for even though they are there: Cojones is balls out a very own breed of musical magic. Like some daytime mojo and moonlit voodoo; it captivates and enchants!

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Amazing! And absolutely one of the best albums of 2012 released so far!!!

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  2. No sabía que sacaban nuevo disco, suena muy bien ¡Gracias Bubba!

    Saludos

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