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Release date: 16 November 2012
Style: Stoner metal


7.5 | 2 votes

01. Shaman's Warning Song
02. Nomad Soul
03. Rubber Boots
04. Hidden Sun
05. The Violent Kind
06. Going To Varzi
07. From Beyond
08. Soul Grinder
09. Anthik Technik
10. A Last Devotchka
11. Cosmogony And Dimensions Of The Mind
12. End Of The Beauty


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I'm a fanboy for old, classic acid rock. The Doors, Hendrix, Country Joe & The Fish, and Jefferson Airplane all top my list for both essential 60s music as well as essential music to sit back and just mellow out to. Stoner metal, however, sometimes tends to fall short of this legacy for me, the large majority of stoner bands I discover tending to go more towards a monotonous groove than towards the dreamlike, hypnotic atmosphere that is the legacy of the acid rock movement. Every now and then, however, you come across some bands (Yob, Aarni, etc) that do pay homage to this legacy, blending some of the more melodic, atmospheric underpinnings of it with the traditional thick, heavy sound of stoner metal. France's Last Barons are one such band, their 2012 effort, Cheval De Troie being a good example.

published 06.03.2013 | Comments (7)


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Ag Fox - 07.02.2013 at 09:01  
Rating: 8 Nice groovy album that deserves a bit more attention

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