coming back to this good record here, finally. you could hear them trying to reach some sort of point on their 3 records before the skull lover. it didn't turn out worthy, but if you were listening to it closely, it was about to go somewhere. this indefinite somewhere was matched beyond expectation in 2007 - it blew me away and still does. they use a certain type of melody which is on repeat every now and then, even on albums before this. the sound production is not as sterile as they had their recordings usually done. lots of reverb and feedback, almost as harsh as on some black metal demotapes of the early 90s. everything is right on this one. it is a dark and brutal piece of art, combining and filtering lots of interesting influences. okay, the band and/or the label never felt any shame to use names such e.g. the red crayola or spacemen 3 to hype the new models of rock - it's there a tiny bit, true. spacemen 3-fans know them anyway already, for some sort of collab with sonic boom. but let's not use other band names here: i think the guys and girls are simply talentless, in an uncompareable way. they got it right this one time and it was just pure luck. it's like an écriture automatique kinda thing - being born as wood, waking up as a violin. genius not manifested in the intended, but rather in the accidental. enjoy this one - it's a hell of a record.
|THE WARLOCKS - heavy deavy skull lover (2007)|