Deep - Vol. 1 (2013)
I will be the first to tell you I don't much about Italy. At this point in my short life, I know it looks like a boot and that its bands produce some crazy and fun tunes, especially the stoner-oriented ones. I also now know that there is a city named Gorizia there that long-haired record-it-yourselfers Deep call home. I'm not sure what people there do to pass the time, but Deep has definitely taken to writing a great brand of slowed-down stoner rock that seems to pull inspiration from a bevy of genres as well as the world around them.
With the majority of the album focusing on lo-fi, fuzzed-up guitars, Deep do a fantastic job of taking unique instrumentation (and even plain old sounds) that, as each track goes on, becomes a noticeable rhythm that creates one hell of a trippy experience for the listener. Faster tracks like "Long Haired Youth" and "Nazca" have a sound reminiscent of 90's industrial metal acts like KMFDM and Ministry that boost the album with a little pick-me-up in just the right places. Slower jams do not disappoint, however. Deep's true talent is prevalent in their ability to write music that is clearly important and meaningful to its members, drawing themes from world religions, nature and lore.
With plans on the horizon to record their follow-up, tentatively titled Vol. 2, Deep could see a big year if they keep on track with their current style and mindset. In the meantime, head here and pick up Vol. 1 for any price you feel is fair.
For Fans Of; Kyuss, Danzig, The Desert Session, 1000mods, The Melvins