woensdag 22 april 2015

Luna Sol – Blood Moon

Luna Sol – Blood Moon
Slush Fund Recordings – 2015
Rock, Stoner
Rated: *****

"Someone dropped a bag of devils off at my doorstep, and they took the shape of a Luna Sol album. I am thrilled that I was able to contribute to this mayhem." That’s Dandy Brown for ya. Known for his work with Hermano, Orquesta Del Desierto and that damn fine solo album he released last year. And before they track the new Hermano album this summer in Colorado the man delivers some crunchy bass work and vocals for Death Mountain the second track on Luna Sol’s first full-sized album Blood Moon. Which also features John Garcia on the song December, Nick Oliveri on Pretty Rotten and Dizzy Reed from Guns N’ Roses on Your War. Besides ofcourse his other longtime Kentucky compadres Jason Groves and Greg Martin. Whose compadres you ask? Well, we’re ofcourse talking about hero Dave Angstrom! Who went up to the Asylum On The Hill and came down a high mountain on a dark and twisted ride gunning the motor until the final second and the very last note. Joined by Denverlites Shanda Kolberg (The Swanks), Shannon Fahnestock (The Swindlers) and Pat Gill (The Feds, ’76 Pinto), they never ease up on the curves and they never swerve but take wide turns whenever they feel like it. All the different vocals fit perfectly together and make the heavy harmonies taste like lead and gasoline. There’s something dark and brooding about this record. Which might be due, once again, thanks to the weird mountain folklore and scary stories his backyard is steeped in. You can almost smell the blood dripping of the hooks, riffs and growling guitars. Dirty power chords and bourbon soaked drums. It’s steamy and with every track that passes you feel the shadows come alive around you… And that’s before the final track In The Shadows starts, which will make you shiver, give you goosebumps and afraid to turn off the lights…

(Written by JK)

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