I must thank Burdt from AVER for emailing his bands amazing new album.
AVER are a 4 Piece Stoner/Psych/Doom Rock/Metal Band from Sydney Australia.
The members are:
Luke: Lunar Fiddle
Jed: Earth Tremors
Chris: Tribal Rhythms
Burdt - Guitar/Vocals
They play an amazing blend of Stoner, Psych, Doom with lashings of heavy Space Rock.
The email that was sent to me had this following description for their new debut S/T album " which had me sold.
"Lock up your daughters! because AVER will be at her friend's house party screaming obscenities, hogging the stereo, breaking laws and vomiting in the swimming pool. Having just self-released their first album in April 2011, These unsigned 21-year-olds from Sydney, Australia have started out with a bang. Sounding like a radioactiveMudhoney took acid, smoked meth and played a gig underwater, this is Space/Stoner/Grunge for the thinking man, featuring didgeridoo, djembe and a scream that could strip paint. A style that defies genres. Spacey as shit, Heavy as fuck, No bullshit and No surrender. Get the headphones out for this one."
And I agree with every word and then some!!!
Their debut album is quite simply one of the best debut records I have heard in years. You get 8 tracks on for 48 mins. This is one hell of a seriously heavy, spacey, trippy, psych journey into the Metal Vortex.
Imagine if Alice In Chains and Kyuss flew a NASA Space Shuttle to the moon and played a massive jam/band practice session.. This is what you would get.
Anti-Matter gets things off to a flyer with a space guitar riff Monster Magnet would be proud of. 6 mins of pure Stoner Space Genius. Some highly original lyrics as well.
Second Track Jacob is even more heavier when the heavy loud distorted guitars come in. This is a great start to the his excellent album. 5 mins of pure rock fury.
Third Track - Acid Rain starts with a didgeridoo (which is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago - Info for our Non-Aussie Readers. Also made famous by Rolf Harris. Another Aussie Icon.) - Right enough of the history lesson folks. But when the ambient stuff ends - Normal business returns with some more excellent guitar. Riffs. This is my fave track on this album. Burdt's vocals take such an earthly feel here before going into the stratosphere.
Other tracks Real Eyes, Retreat To Space (This might start off slow and quiet. But wait to the 4.05 min mark). These tracks show these guys are excellent musicians in their own right. By now I was totally loving this new album. Even before it was finished. And it normally takes me a few listens to love albums such as this.
As we all know all bands have their "Lighters or Mobiles in the Air while you chill out type song". And AVER are no different. But there track is an amazing laid back journey into the unknown. That track is Decay - A 5.46 minute track of pure stoner groove-chillness epic of brilliance. There are some excellent guitar work and great drumming here on this track.
The last two tracks Stoneage Wasteland and Phantom Limb. Phantom Limb highlights what I love about Stoner/Psych Genre - Intricate Guitar Work, Quiet then heavy as fuck with amazing riffs. With lyrics that make you think instead of the usual fare.
The last tack Phantom Limb is a 6.32 melodic stoner semi-acoustic beast of an anthem. Burdt's vocals are such a soothing influence on this track. Some great acoustic work here.
As you can tell I think this album is a brilliant album by such a talented bunch of guys. Everything is top notch here - Vocals, Guitars and Drumming. I cant fault the production one bit. The guys have done a great job here producing this excellent album themselves.
What is even more nice you can own this brilliant album for free courtesy of the band. Download it here and own one of the best Stoner Rock Releases of 2011. Simply Awesome Stuff.
Check Out The Guys Here;
Check out the guys track Acid Rain from their amazing S/T Debut Album.
And a track that they performed live to show they have a real sense of humour.