zaterdag 30 december 2017

Number 3

Number 3

Okay. We all know the deal by now and we can probably all predict two of the three albums that will surely follow. And here's the lowdown. The Top 2 are miles away from the album occupying the Number 3 spot. Twenty points above Colour Haze on Number 4 we find a band I had personally not expected this high. Yes, Numbers 4 and 3 definitely amazed me with the amount of votes they received. Not because I am not completely infatuated with these records, but because (as said before)  the feedback was a little less loud when the records were released. But then again, they made the Stoner HiVe Top 20 Countdown before. Twice in one year even! Back in 2012, they occupied Number 18 & Number 15! And this year, the Italian cosmic doom metal trio delivered another stunning piece of technical sludge, stoner and psychedelic massiveness. Getting more spacey by the minute the albums turns into a sweltering fog and a hypnotic haze quickly. And its definitely not a sleep inducing haze, for the rhythmic kicks and tempo shifts will have you on edge the entire time. Edgy, another word that definitely comes to mind when listening to this album. And by the time the third track rumbles through; you're lost in the heavy swirl and preparing to drown in the immense suction of every riff and groove. Euphoria looms as the eight tracks progress through the entire gamut of grinding riffs and heavenly psychedelics. The Bronze Medal of The Stoner HiVe Top 20 Countdown of 2017 goes to...

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