donderdag 7 juli 2016

Sharma – The Midnight Reverb Experience

Sharma – The Midnight Reverb Experience
Self released – 2016
Rock, Stoner, Grunge, Metal, Prog
Rated: ****

Releasing one or even more albums per year, the Oslo, Norway based duo Sharma has been on a roll since 2012. And now, The Midnight Reverb Experience released on the first of July is already their seventh release. But let’s go back to the Sharma name and the duo remark, for it isn’t truly a duo. It’s just made up of two core members and a vast array of friends and freaks who help them out, ever changing and ever revolving. Making sure each release is a definite new kind of animal. And The Midnight Reverb Experience is no exception. Moving into Queens Of The Stone Age territory often but always changing it up with more old school prog maneuvers and almost proto-metal rock. They easily keep your attention focused on the music they bring, even when they move into more grandiose almost stadium rock anthems like Where The Moon Can’t Reach Me. Or into seventies inspired blues wailers like Gold Flake Rain with luscious Hammond sounds interspersed. And then there’s the battleship title-track closer with almost twelve minutes of pure unadulterated musical bliss. There is so much going on in that one track, one can only sit back and admire all the funky meandering they do and sharp speedrock turns they make. It is definitely an experience!

(Written by JK)

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