Wednesday, June 10, 2015

An Easy Tear...

Acid Western - Rampage EP (2015)

Four years after their initial EP, Acid Western are back with a new one, delivering ~9 minutes of hard rock with a desert gleam as they pin their hopes on riffs and refrains.  While the music won't strike anyone who's heard something from the genre before as bringing something new to the table, it does execute things with a decent skill, and as long as you don't pay too much attention to the lyrics, it's easy enough to get a good sway going to the beat and pulse of the music.  Warm production for the tone and dynamics provides an extra layer of polish, and while it can feel a little too glossy for something professing itself at desert rock (and if there was any acid rock influence on the first EP, it's long gone now), the slower parts gel with these touches in a nice way.  A bite-sized snack for those waiting for something bigger in this vein to come down, but one with a fair amount of flavor to it.
~ Gabriel

For Fans Of;    Clutch, Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Stone Cherry, Velvet Revolver


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