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Chron Goblin - Life For The Living
13 September 2013

01. Deserter
02. Dry Summer
03. Lonely Prey
04. Big Baby
05. Give No More
06. Anesthetize
07. Life for the Living
08. Blood Flow
09. Control
10. Any Day

So Canada, what's new?

WHAT?! You're charging foreign bands MORE money to enter Canada? That's Lame. I suppose it's good news for Canadian bands such as Chron Goblin. (Not really, I just needed an opener)

Hailing from the wretched tar sands of Alberta, Chron Goblin are here to make music, good music, at that. The band plays a somewhat unique brand of stoner rock. Their music contains heavy psychedelic influences, which is definitely always a plus. The wah and vibrato filled atmosphere connects very well with the classic rolling riff style of rock and roll that the main body of the music is made up of.

Guitar-wise it's a virtual riff-forest; left and right the listener is pounded by lick after lick. (Air guitar commences in 3..2..1…) The blues based style is not all too new, but it's still fresh enough to digest. Much like a pizza left out overnight. (To be honest, the best pizza is pizza left out overnight, but this is a music review, and I'm not Guy Fieri.)

Another portion of the tunes that I very much love is the bass. Hey, look at that, it's actually audible. Who'da thunk it? The tone is aggressive, much like that playing. The bass lines roll forward and are at times just as aggressive as the guitar. This is always a plus. Drumming and vocals are also fantastic. Both blend perfectly with the bass and guitar. In fact, the whole band sounds perfect together. There are no real weak points, aside from a slight lack of individuality, the music is extremely strong, and well written. This is an album I can listen to at any point, and repeat it many times, without feeling annoyed, or bored.

This is highly recommended. Also, look at that ART WORK!

Performance: 9
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 6
Production: 9


written by Boxcar Willy | 09.09.2013


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Boxcar Willy - 09.09.2013 at 18:40  
Mind the art issue, it seems I picked the incorrect picture on my phone... Whoopsie.
Zaph - 09.09.2013 at 18:56  
Could have picked a more embarrassing picture though...
D.T. Metal - 09.09.2013 at 19:10  
Fixed ;-)
Apothecary - 09.09.2013 at 19:52  
Yeah, that album cover does indeed look psychedelic as fuck. And audible bass is always sexy, I'll def be checkin this one out
R Lewis - 09.09.2013 at 20:28  
SuicidalCyco - 10.09.2013 at 06:18  
I would listen to this album just because of that righteous artwork, if the music is as psychedelic as the cover is, it'll be good.
Spirit Molecule - 10.09.2013 at 15:04  
Sounds interesting, should check them out. I notice their BC page has only the older album
crucifiedjesus - 11.09.2013 at 21:58  
Wow these are actually friends of mine I go to all the shows here in Calgary. Nice review too! good to see these guys getting some recognition as they are awesome.

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