Generous Maria “Command of the
New Rock” (reissue)
Of course, this is a reissue
of one the greatest records the Swedish "stoner" scene has to offer.
Vibuthi has reviewed it three years ago when Lunasound (defunct now)
released it originally. You can read his review
Those copious amounts of energy and that foot-stomping hard rock of the
album produced back then are still present today. After 3 years, I can
only marvel at how fresh and cool these songs sound. From the driving
force of "Big Shiny Limo" to the ultra groove of "Anchorage & Quito" and
"Firebug", to the trippy ballad-like "Soulflight" or the loose jamming
of the organic "Ashram Of The Absolute", each and every one of these
songs were cut off to be put on best of compilations. Made of that great
material that crashes minds and soothes the soul. The band is in top
form, the dirty vocals by Goran so damn addictive. Yeah, but why get it
again I hear those of you with the old copy in their hands, say. Well,
besides the gorilla that threatens you on the front cover (different
artwork that is); this reissue offers 4 extra – hard to find - songs.
Taken from their 7" and some compilations, all four of these songs are
of the sleazy punk-metal variety. "Crawl Back In" and its b-side "Daddy
Rattlesnake" are two raw and dirty metal anthems. "Devil’s Brood" with
its infectious groove, shakes the action while "Wild Child" pays its
rightful dues to Zodiac Mindwarp and their biker rock mentality.
Congrats to the Buzzville crew not only for making a true stoner gem
available to the public again, but for adding the extra effort (cover,
bonus tracks) to the mix. This has the official Monolith "Buy It Now"