Rhino - RHINO (2013)
The four-track debut EP from the Italian group Rhino hums with energy, feedback, and stoner rock vibes, rocking and shredding all over the place. It's as though the usual desert rock band was put in a laboratory, hot-boxed 'til their eyes were pure red, then popped out some recording equipment right there in the lab. From the opening riot of “Spiral Target”, through the flavored smoke of “Hiperviper” into the lengthy, leisurely sprawl of “Bing Bong Bubbles”, and the big wrap-up in “For My Pleasure”, the band keeps up a high level of quality while showing off their skill with a variety of approaches to the brain-melting material. Lively, groovy, and highly respectable, this is the sort of music that almost demands high speeds down a long stretch of asphalt for full appreciation. Until you can manage that, though, do yourself a favor and check it out right here, then snag yourself a copy to take to the road.
For Fans Of; Brimstone Coven, Moon Curse, Black Sabbath, Church Of Misery, Deep Purple