Saturday 21 June 2014

Dragoon - Motototem - Album Review

Motototem cover art

Album Type: Album
Date Released: 29th May 2014
Label: Self Released

Motototem - track listing:

1.Wolf Fever Love 07:26
2.Motototem 08:49
3.Tundergud licantropo blues 06:32
4.Nadja nektar 08:48
5.Vimaana drive for strange azgul moon


Dragoon is an industrial rock stoner folk drone psychedelic band combining elements from Symbolism and dystopic futurism and spiritual themes, from Brazil. It is also an duo by Jeorge Stella and Vinicius Fernandes formed in 2014 in Campinas rock scene at this era with side bands as Monotone Grey, Meu Nada, Barca Funeral, Bandidos da Luz Vermelha and Reptilian Kids.

Band Members:

Jorge Stella as bassist/composer
Vinicius Fernandes as producer/composer/singer/guitarrist.


Oh Hell Yes. - This album is fucking awesome. Plain and Simple. Dragoon are a self proclaimed Industrial Rock/Stoner/Folk/Drone/Psychedelic Rock Band. Lets call them bastardised offspring of Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age. As that's the best way to describe them.

Intense Industrial Rock vibes matched against the sunnier Desert/Stoner Rock vibes of the legendary hot desert scene. Opening track – Wolf Fever Love – starts off with a dark twisted riff that Josh Homme used to make his name with back in the day with a sinister industrial rock riff driving it through like a raging maniac driving a car at 200mph. This is music with brains as well as brawn. It perfectly sets the scene for the rest of the album as Dragoon are going to take you on a weird and wonderful musical quest filled with strange characters, noises and riffs along the way.

Second track – Motototem – takes this album into overdrive with stunning vocals telling a weird and distorted tale with the crunching industrial rock vibe once again driving you into darker territory which you wouldn't expect for a Stoner Rock album. That's were the beauty lies with this album. It's sheer creativity packed full of different noises that will leave you begging for more.

The instrumental work is brilliantly creative through out. This album takes so many twists and turns that you don't know where you will end up. But you will love every second of it as it's an album packed full of surprises. It can be very dark at times especially towards the end of the album on the last two tracks.

If you want something different in the realm of Industrial/Stoner Rock then this is the album for you. Motototem is a brilliant album. No question about that. Check out for yourself as it's available for free download on BandCamp now.

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Written by Steve Howe