Saturday, 3 August 2013

Ocean Towers - Distractions

Distractions cover art

Ocean Towers are an Stoner/Doom Metal/Fuzz Rock Band from Canada

The members are:

Jon Dacey
Chris Fawcett
Brian Stroud
Troy Wilson 

Ocean Towers are a band that I am a big fan of. I have featured them twice now.

2011 - Chapter 1
2012 - Chapter 2

Chapter 1 was a Stoner/Fuzz Rock in the style of Truckfighters, Dozer and Kyuss
Chapter 2 was a Instrumental Progressive Stoner Rock Album.

Ocean Towers are back a year later since Chapter 2 was released with their debut album - Distractions.

So which Ocean Towers do we have today. Stoner/Fuzz Rock Band or Instrumental Progressive Stoner Rock Band. Well I am pleased to say they are both in attendance on this quite frankly brilliant debut album.

Distractions features 10 tracks and 54 minutes of superb Psychedelic Doom/Stoner/Hard Rock riffage. It seems the band have thrown everything from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 into the mix and the results are more explosive than ever.

The fuzz vibe has been pumped to the max here. Distractions is full of epic riffs to slay you with. Imagine if Truckfighters incorporated Space Rock into their music. Well this is what they would sound like. And it's fucking superb.

Opening track - Plain Sight - shows you a brief glimpse in what to expect over the next 54 mins or so. Sublime Psych Stoner Riffs with a hard rocking edge. But don't get too comfortable as Ocean Towers have a few tricks up their sleeve to throw you off guard.

Especially on the 2nd track - Horizon - which is one of the albums standout tracks. It starts off slowly before the heavy pounding riffs start appearing. This song will take you to the edge of space. The band are on explosive form here. An epic track full of excellent riffs that you can listen to over and over again.

3rd track - Ascension - starts as a bleak tale of mankind being their usual destructive idiotic selves. This track starts as a slow paced Doom/Stoner Rock affair before the heavy instrumental riffs start appearing second by second. Before you know it Ocean Towers have started a huge wall of noise. This song shows what brilliant musicians they actually are.

I am not going to do a track by track review as I will be here all day. But believe me when I say Ocean Towers take you on a powerful and brilliant journey you will never want to end. The way they blend Fuzz, Doom, Psych and Stoner Rock into a powerful weapon needs to be heard by as many people as possible.

If you want something different in the realm of Hard Rock/Stoner Rock then you need to check out Ocean Towers now!!! - Distractions is a brilliant and powerful debut album that will leave you begging for more.

I hope the guys keep this style of music as I think it's their best work to date. It shows that Ocean Towers are a very special band indeed in the realm of Stoner Rock.

Distractions is a success on every level. The production is superb through out. Ocean Towers are one of Canada's best kept secrets. Maybe it's time this secret is now ready to be shared with the whole Stoner Rock world. As Distractions is to good to ignore.

Check out excellent tracks such as Lake Echo, Back Of The Line and Oceanic why you need this band in your life. I have been a fan of them for a few years now. I have seen them progress from the Stoner/Fuzz beginnings of Chapter 1 to Stoner Rock Sonic Warriors with Distractions.

Ocean Towers journey has been a brilliant ride so far and I hope it will continue for many more years to come. I have gone on long enough so let me say this - Distractions is a brilliant release. Plain and Simple.

What is even better is the band have this up for Buy Now Download on BandCamp. Along with their other excellent releases. Don't delay. Download this now. You won't be sorry.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

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