Generous Maria - Electricism (Buzzville Records)
Due to internet-problems, I wasn’t able to look anything
up on Generous Maria. So you’ll have to settle with whatever
And that’s not too bad. Opener “The Chilling Effect” made
me think of a weird combination of voice reminding me of
Layne Staley in Alice in Chains’ “Facelift”-era, on a
Kyuss-like groove. The best of both worlds, isn’t it?
But only a while further in the album, “All Wrong Alright”,
sounds like an older Hellacopters-song with rougher vocals.
Next up is “Precious and Grace”, a blues-tinged rock song,
while the intro for “Slit-eyed Lizard” could’ve been on a
Monster Magnet or Kyuss album. When either of them were in
their heydays. “Out of my Head” is probably one of the lesser
tracks, going to the Motörhead-kind of rock ‘n roll, but on
their slower and weaker songs. And that’s a pity, since the
other ten songs all pass my “mediocrity”-mark easily.
There you have it. Generous Maria gets influences from the
better rock acts from the nineties, flavored with some
Zeppelin or –following the rhythm- even Deep Purple’s
“Easy Living” (or anything from the “Machine Head” LP)
with slight touches of blues and rock ‘n roll to spice
it all up a little. Works for me.