Sunday 30 September 2012

SHOCK RADAR - Live Like Lions Vinyl Review

Shock Radar are an Experimental Stoner Rock Band From New York City, USA fronted by the extremely talented Lee Diamond.

I featured these guys back in March 2012 when I reviewed there excellent release - Generator. Well the guys kindly sent me a copy of their limited edition vinyl - Live Like Lions.

A 2 song and 11 minute blast of awesome music that only Shock Radar can do. The other track is possibly my fave Shock Radar track - Generator.

But Live Like Lions is still such a masterclass of Grunge and Stoner Rock done right. Shock Radar harness the anger and energy of 90's Chris Cornell and mix it with superb modern Stoner Rock Riffs with a great grunge undertone.

The lyrics have a great energy to them and one that will take you back to your youth. Well it did for me as I felt I was back in the mid 90's listening to classic bands such a Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains.

But Shock Radar are their own band. Oozing originality from the very start. The song has a great riff to it that takes time to build up the atmosphere before exploding big time around the 3rd minute. Awesome stuff.

If this is the sound of things to come then I can't wait for the eagerly awaited full length. It's been a long time coming. The Vinyl is brilliantly produced. So top marks to Shock Radar for releasing such an exquisite record.

The B side is my Shock Radar track - Generator. This is the guys best work to date. I just love the mixture of energy and emotions that this track delivers. Gets to me on an emotional level every time that I listen to it.

Check it out below.

I originally said the following about Shock Radar - "Thank Fuck the world of Stoner Rock/Metal has artists like Shock Radar to shake things up a bit."

Well I am going to change that statement a bit. Thank Fuck the world of Music has artists like Shock Radar to shake things up a bit. We need these guys more than ever.

Fucking Awesome. End of.

Check this great band below.

Check The Awesome New Track - Live Like Lions