vrijdag 22 augustus 2014

Sergeant Thunderhoof – Zigurat

Sergeant Thunderhoof – Zigurat
Self released – 2014
Rock, Stoner, Doom, Psych, Space
Rated: ****

I once had the pleasure of interviewing a pornstar and for some reason we started philosophizing about Minotaurs and what name they should have. Yes, this happens. And the discussion could have ended fairly quickly if one of us would have suggested Sergeant Thunderhoof! What a brilliant name! And we are lucky to have this half man half bull walk the face of the earth and that in the numbing span of his eternity decided to produce a monstrous album named Zigurat. A holy pyramid filled with crackling gritty riffs that move through the world of doom and stoner with a lot of psychedelic meandering. They transport you to a higher state of doom where mind altering and kaleidoscopic drums bash, pound, rattle or tick their love for the space rock that the Sergeant creates into your brain and turns it into the labyrinth out of which the creature once escaped. Like the rumbling bass in for instance ‘After Burner’ it ran so many years ago like an animal in rut through all the walls it once contained. And then there are the howling and haunting and unholy vocals that hypnotize and enchant as the freedom did for Sergeant Thunderhoof. So… Stand in attention and salute this mighty beast!

(Written by JK)

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