Lodestone – Non Fuit in Destertum EP
Self released – 2015
This has a really powerful guitar sound and the whole sonic stew sounds LOUD at whatever volume you play it at. Drawing on the fast and furious influences of Fu Manchu, Orange Goblin and Nebula, the Non Fuit in Destertum EP has all you want from a heavy stoner band and much more. Everything is drenched in thick fuzzed riffs and solos and as it goes from thuggish psychedelic rock to up-tempo, foot stomping tunes, the abrasive yet melodic vocals sit nicely on top of everything. This is for people who want some raw 100% stoner vibes. This is dirty fucked up rock’n’roll at its best - the band keep the riffs rolling along at white knuckle speed, economical solos stop anything getting too overblown or long, besides they ain’t got time for pointless fretboard wanking ‘cause here comes the next song, come on people, fucking jump on board this express train of stomping rock, Lodestone want to show you how this sort of thing should be done - in a genre that can be very boring in the wrong hands, this album is a breath of fresh air. Far too short though – gimmie an album fast!
(Written by Tony Maim)