Blondstone – Mass Solace
Self released – 2014
Rock, Alternative, Stoner, Grunge
From the first to the last note the debut album Mass Solace by French trio Blondstone hauls you along on a whirlwind adventure. These guys implore excellent use of everything good that grunge brought to the table without ever sounding like a grunge band. They do the same with their almost math-like aspect of constantly changing patterns, rhythms and sequences. And this might sound weird or insane; but together with their hefty stoner energy and desert atmosphere it is one hell of a legendary first release. It is a wild ride and one that never slows down; like a rollercoaster gone berserk or a rocket gone haywire. Truly amazing drum work and incredible bass rollers are only bested by the impressive guitar and damn delicious vocals. These songs hold so much beauty captive that after one glance through the bars you want to set it free. And once it is; you soar and get high and feel that euphoria that only this kind of pure musical gold can induce! Mass Solace will not only soothe it will make your heart race and your extremities go mental!
(Written by JK)