woensdag 11 september 2013

Desert Storm – Horizontal Life

Desert Storm – Horizontal Life
Self released – 2013
Rock, Southern, Blues, Metal, Stoner, Sludge
Rated: ****

Moving ever forward and ever further down south the Oxford, England five-some Desert Storm delivered yet another piece of gripping metal a few months ago with their third release Horizontal Life. It reeks of alcohol soaked nights and highly violent gutter fights. They retained their badass biker blues groove and added even more swamp, mire and bayou rocking. And as we proceed down the tracks they get louder, bigger and nastier. To the point where the six-minute strong Enslaved In The Icy Tundra has you stomping along on a massive Jurassic rhythm. What a midpoint to a record! After which Lunar Domes serves as a sort of intense pointy breaker to make sure you let the absolute smashing and warped eleven-minute Titan wash over you and engulf you with it’s psychedelic heaviness and groove metal extravaganza. Desert Storm produced a stoner record for the wasted ghettos of a skyscraper city on the verge of collapse. See those wrecking balls a swinging!

(Written by JK)

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