Arrakis – Ammu Dia
Self released – 2015
Rock, Heavy Psych, Stoner, Instrumental
Straight outta Greece comes the trio Arrakis. Formed in 2012 these guys are a straight up heavy psych instrumental crew with some nice chops and dynamics on their debut record Ammu Dia. When I received this I thought to myself "hhmmm, this should be interesting." Guess what; it is! Six of the seven tracks kept me extremely engaged. What's good is I do not have a favorite track, for the album is kind of like a winding road in that a surprise lay around every turn. What's real nice is how Arrakis dabble right at the edge of metal from a time gone by with some old time slow Slayer-ish riffing on a psych binge. The players all have their moments and shine individually throughout the journey. For fans of improve Ammu Dia is something to check out and maybe give Greece a financial boost by making a purchase at their bandcamp site.
(Written by Charlie Tooth)