Saturday 22 December 2012

Stone Machine Electric - S/T Album Review

Stone Machine Electric is a Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from USA

The members are:

Dub - Guitar/Vocals
Kitchens - Drums/Vocals
Mark Cook- Bass

Stone Machine Electric are a band blending hard-hitting Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs with a great attitude to match. Their excellent S/T debut album will be released upon the world in Jan 2013. Stone Machine Electric are ready to be unleashed upon the world. The question is – Is the world for Stone Machine Electric.

As their debut album has the power to thrill and entertain while also unsettling some peoples view of the world. These hard-hitting rockers have a snarling attitude that should hopefully gain them a loyal audience for many years to come. As Stone Machine Electric are here to stir things up a bit.

After releasing a well-received demo earlier this year, the guys have grouped together with Wo Fat member Kent Stump who has recorded and mixed their excellent debut album.

If you’re into Eagle Twin then you’re going to love these guys. They might not have the drone manic energy of that great band but they do have a similar tone and energy with their action packed riffs.

Opening track – Mushroom Cloud – wastes no time in getting you acquainted with these slightly unhinged rockers. It’s a great blast of lo-fi mid-tempo loud angry Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs. The song features some superb lyrics to match the title of this great song. This track is the calm before the storm, as things only get heavier and even philosophical in places.

2nd track – Hypocrite Christ – is probably the best track on the album. A 10-minute thought provoking epic that will either have you agreeing with it or turning off in disagreement. I loved it as it has some earth-shattering riffs with a convincing argument to match. A track that makes you think as well as entertaining the heck out of you.

The album has it fair share of Blues Rock music running throw its veins, which gives the album an earthly hollow to it. The vocals are another highlight as well a they have a great NOLA vibe to it, which gives the album another cool layer of Sludge Metal class.

If you like, the first two tracks then you’re going to dig the rest of the album as it stays pretty much the same course for the remaining 3 tracks. 3rd track – Carve is another storming epic, which runs for a pulsating 9 mins or so. It showcases more great ideas and riffs from this superb band.

Now I am not going to spoil the remaining two tracks, as you now know what to expect. Sublime head-banging riffs with superb thought-provoking ideas to match. It’s great to see a band like Stone Machine Electric not afraid to express their views even if it may upset some people. But that’s what excellent creative music is all about. Challenging people’s views of the world and the environment around them.

Now you know with Kent Stump from brilliant Stoner Rockers - Wo Fat involved you know this album sounds epic and it does. Each note is played loud and clear. The production showcases Stone Machine Electric hard hitting vision to perfection.

This is an excellent album full of great ideas and superb riffs. Stone Machine Electric could be onto something special here. This is a band I think we will be seeing a lot more of over the next few years.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

The album will be available to buy from all good stockists everywhere from Jan 2013.

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