donderdag 30 mei 2019

Irata – Tower

Irata – Tower
Small Stone Records – 2019
Stoner, Doom, Metal, Heavy Psych
Rated: ****

Greensboro, NC veteran outfit Irata pull out all the stops on their latest release, Tower. A thundering, twisted mass of quirk, invention and power which shows the maturity of the song-crafting and musicianship on display. Opener 'Tower' fizzles with heavy bass boom and tribal percussion, guitar screaming acerbic tonal fury before the proggy, time-stuttered riff of 'Waking Eye' flows in on endless waves of frenetic energy. 'Weightless' has that Baroness-style heavy groove and chug... 'Leviathan' squirms with tempo-changing fuzz cannons whilst 'Crawl to Corners' is heralded by mournful trumpet and quiet picking, evolving into a doom-slavered riff onslaught. Irata capture genres with mercurial skill then blend, morph and transform them to create an album of intense and intelligent delight that lingers long in the memory.

(Written by Reek of STOOM)

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