For my money (I am, after all, worth a million in prizes),
Sweden’s Generous Maria are the finest band to emerge from
the lumbering “Stoner rock” scene. And that’s not just because
they dress better than the vast majority of the overweight,
corduroys-wearing dope rockers, although it certainly helps.
No, GM’s shake appeal is that their riffs are bigger, their
songs are slinkier and sleazier, and that they write about
what they know (lying to chicks) instead of what they think
they know, like most of their stoner metal brethren
(spaceship gobbledygook). Oh, and then there’s Goran Florstram’s
groovy vox bubbling over the top like some narcotic sugar frosting.
It’s some seriously heavy shit, brother. “Electricism” is
Generous Maria’s second album, coming not so hot-on-the-heels
of their blinding 2002 debut full-length, “Command of the New Rock”,
and it contains all of their signature sounds, plus a dollop of heavy
glam and a fresh, crisp production that yanks ‘em right out of the
mud and hurls them right to the top of the Rock Mountain.
“It’s Called Love” is the snakiest tune on deck, but all
of ‘em will bite you, if you get close enough. And you will.