Thursday, February 26, 2015

One Dirty Porker...

Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters - Earth Hog EP (2015)

With members from Dopefight, Mama Moonshine, and Witchfist, Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters (or CTBKM, for brevity's sake) have quite the respectable pedigree to their bluesy stoner rock.  This 5-track debut EP, allegedly recorded in somebody's living room, is one hell of a start to the band's catalog, kicking off with the stormy bluster of the title track, and cranking right along from there.  Fuzz, monster riffs, mean-ass bass, hellacious drumming, and vocals like a stoned demon are in abundance, swirling around with enough force to get your head reeling if you haven't already done something to put yourself in that condition, while a couple of the track titles push the munchies angle ("Chopsticks and Bad Meatballs", "Devil's Buttermilk").
Though it's currently only slated for release on cassette and CD (both of which will be popping up in March), I wouldn't be at all surprised if fans latch on to this EP hard enough to eventually justify a 12" release as well.  Very, very solid grooves, an overflow of energy, and some of the most well-worked feedback solos I've heard in quite a while all add up to an EP that has a great time screwing around, in the finest stoner rock tradition.  Keep your ears and eyes open for the incoming arrival on physical mediums, and grab up an Earth Hog to take home with you and blast out your ears.
~ Gabriel

For Fans Of;    Weedeater, early EyeHateGod, Weed Priest, Sleep, Ladybird


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