Tank86 – Obey
Rising Magma Records – 2015
Metal, Instrumental, Sludge, Stoner
Relentless and harsh, that’s how the new album Obey by Dutch sludge formation Tank86 starts. It’s the track called Vault that pierces your brain and has your heart almost beating outside of your chest. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Vault, and it pummels your instincts and your senses and leaves you wasted on the floor hoping the rest of the album does not demand more of you. But it does! And you must obey! The tracks are so vastly outnumbering you on every front that it takes a while before you can come to grips with its totality and tonality. But when you do, suddenly, out of nowhere the sun begins to shine and the melodies and almost classic sound guitars take you off the ground and lift your spirit. And then when you are finally up there, beyond the clouds, you hear it, like an eerie trumpet call over a lost battlefield. Delivered by none other than the honorable El Pastuso from !Pendejo! you start to shiver and quake as Conquistador delivers his magic. Oh yes, there is no denying it. Obey is nothing but a masterpiece and Tank86 is commander.
(Written by JK)