Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Full Head Of Steam...

Mother Mars - Steam Machine Museum (2013)

As the third and most recent album from the Australian rockers of Mother Mars, Steam Machine Museum is a toothsome piece of heavier-than-heavy desert rock core encrusted in stoner doom flavor, rumbling like the engine of an El Camino streaking down a broken highway.  Crunch and groove are available in heaping helpings, with the guitarist laying down some very respectable slides of hard-worn psychedelic flares.  The general atmosphere of big skies and craggy landscapes is developed nicely by the wide range of approaches taken by the vocalist, and the drums match that range just as admirably.   The instrumental songs will make your head swim as they plow along, losing themselves in a fog of feedback and ever-sharper guitar howling.  Truly mad and inventive work, with enough audio samples dropped in to let them nod to the influential work of acts like Electric Wizard while having a good time with their own strain of the music and crafting some monster tunes.  Don't miss out on this one!
~ Gabriel

For Fans Of; Salem's Pot, Celophys, Major Kong, Norska, Electric Wizard


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