zaterdag 21 september 2013

Astray – Low-Life

Astray – Low-Life
Self released – 2013
Rock, Hard, Stoner, Metal, Doom
Rated: ***

Astray was formed somewhere in Thessaloniki Greece in 2007 and the five buddies released their first EP this year. Low-Life as it is called features three tracks that wear their influences on their sleeve. We hear some Kyuss, Cathedral and Orange Goblin rumblings through the garage metallic drums that dominate the sound. There is also a more metal side that reminds of great break masters like Prong. Singer George is also in the forefront with an impressive growl and howl. And that’s just the two first tracks. The third one slows down, grooves up and goes for a sort of militaristic doom approach in the beginning and quickly switches color to stonermetal once the speed picks up. Damn fine debut!

(Written by JK)

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