Sunday, 29 November 2015

Pist - "Rhythm & Booze" (Album Review)

By: Heather Blewett

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 29/10/2015
Label: When Planets Collide



Their music is no joke; it’s polished, well crafted and almost hard to believe it’s a debut full length. Their direction is clear and focused, which is portrayed in their output. Great prospects lie ahead for Pist, but they’ll be too shitfaced to remember any of it of course.


‘Rhythm and Booze’ CD//DD track listing:

1). Shitstorm
2). Dirt On Me
3). Detached
4). Deadbeat
5). The Worst time of Year
6). 68
7). Trails
8). Plagues of Hope
9). Cuntlip
10). Chunder

The Review:

Since their commendable debut EP ‘Riffology’ landed last year, Mancunian beer swillers Pist have been on a roll, touring extensively across the country and playing a blinder at this year’s Bloodstock festival. Their fun loving no fucks given attitude and tasty riffs turned heads, and their debut album will certainly turn a lot more. Aptly named ‘Rhythm & Booze’, and recorded at Skyhammer Studio with esteemed producer Chris Fielding, Pist welcome us to the party with their booze fuelled stoner rock head bangers.

Churning out riff after riff, ‘Rhythm & Booze’ picks up where ‘Riffology’ left off. Bluesy, groovy riffs, alongside Dave Rowland’s gargled glass vocals, prove to be a winning combination throughout the album. “Detached” is outrageously catchy, utilizing the power of the riff to its full potential. “Deadbeat” is clearly a nod to Motorhead, particularly in terms of the vocal delivery. Interlude “The Worst Time of Year” showcases impressive and almost tranquil guitar work, but feels somewhat out of place. “68” is fast and boisterous; the compelling need to nod your head and tap your foot is irresistible.   

The Orange Goblin comparison is unavoidable yet complimentary, no surprises they will be supporting OG at their upcoming Manchester gig in December. Pist create music that translates extremely well into the live environment, unlike a lot of bands they exude a lot of personality, which comes through both on record and stage.

Pist’s sense of humor is clearly imbued in this album, from the artwork (yes that’s Taylor Swift) to track titles such as “Cuntlip”, and the never ending spew scene from Team America (“fuck yeah!”) that features at the end of “Chunder”. However, their music is no joke; it’s polished, well crafted and almost hard to believe it’s a debut full length. Their direction is clear and focused, which is portrayed in their output. Great prospects lie ahead for Pist, but they’ll be too shitfaced to remember any of it of course.


“Rhythm & Booze” is available here

Band info: Facebook|Bandcamp


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