Sunday, June 19, 2016

Deep And Heavy Grooves...

Sunnata - Zorya (2016)

With their latest album, the Polish psychedelic doom group of Sunnata lays out five big tracks (with an average length of ten minutes or so) in which they make use of deadly riffs, earworm tunes, big bass presence, and enough fuzz to insulate your house (and who wouldn't want a house insulated with music?).  It's a near-immediate jump into the musical action, though a few atmospheric interludes of reverb and tonal focus crop up occasionally (the intro of "Long Gone", for example, makes good use of this as a near-midpoint chill zone before gradually revving back up).
Plenty of crunch and crush to the tracks helps ensure that things don't wander too far from the main threads while spinning out the psychedelic grooves, and the mean edges to their vocal joinings also aid in keeping things grounded in the midst of throbbing feedback.  To be honest, I feel like this is one of those albums where description just falls flat in communicating the actual listening experience, so if you've got a taste for heavy psych doom, by all means, crank up your speakers and play through it for yourself.  I will say, though, that it's damn good stuff.
~ Gabriel

For Fans Of;    Brume, Druglord, Gallileous, Merlin, Salem's Pot


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