Saturday 2 February 2013

ROMERO - Take The Potion

Take The Potion cover art

Romero is a Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from Madison, WI, USA

The members are:

Jeffrey Mundt - guitars, vocals
Steve Stanczyk - bass
Ben Brooks - drums, vocals

These hugely talented Stoner Metallers recently emailed me to check their band out as it is up for free download. Well I liked the look of their album cover. So I downloaded their album right away. Put the music on my MP3 Player. And sure enough, I was transported into the warped mind of these cool sludge/stoner rockers.

Their new album – Take The Potion – is a seven song and 40-minute volatile cocktail of amazing Sludge/Stoner metal riffs that blew my whole mind from the word go.

Take The Potion is a highly infectious blend of modern based Stoner/Sludge Metal riffs that you will easily become addicted to from the start. If you are a fan of recent Small Stone Recordings bands then you are going to find much to enjoy here. Small Stone Recordings should sign these guys now as they would easily fit amongst their amazing roster of bands.

Anyway – Take The Potion – is a blast from start to finish. The seven songs show these guys know how to write a great groove laden riff with excellent vocals to match.

First track – Compliments and Cocktails – shows you what to expect for the rest of the album. Riffs, Riffs, Riffs and more Riffs with a demented wicked vibe running through it. It’s features some of the most finely tuned 6 mins you will hear from a debut album in a long while.

I do not want to spoil the album for you, as it is a great ride that you will listen to over and over again. The other six tracks have moments of brilliance that any top-notch Sludge/Stoner Metal bands would be proud to call their own. The tracks range from 4 mins to 7 mins in length and it is the lengthier tracks where the band goes full flow and showing you what their capable of.

I cannot say which track is my favourite as they are all equally great as each other. This is an album that every Stoner/Sludge Metal fan should have their in record collection now.

Romero have delivered quite frankly an amazing debut album that should open many doors for them in the Sludge/Stoner Metal scene. These guys sound like they would go down a storm on any world stage – Big or small.

The album is brilliantly produced as you can hear the gigantic riffs to loud earth-shattering perfection.

If you want more evidence how great it is then headover to their BandCamp Page and check out any of the 7 tracks on offer and be prepared to be blown away. This album is up for free download on two separate BandCamp Pages here and here. But I don’t know for how long as these downloads will be gone very soon.

I cannot recommend this highly enough. It is going to be on my list of best records of 2013. That is how great it is. 

Highly Recommended. – What do you think? Do what Romero tell you – Take The Potion – now that is an order. You can also buy this amazing album on Deluxe Edition CD and Limited Vinyl as well.

Check this excellent band from the links below