Their bandcamp flaunts signboard "eclectic myocardial metal", y not? Guys like on the debut album, mix a bunch of genres - stoner, grunge, some elements common to sludge bands, also psych rock and even funk. But I still used to think eclectic is something in the spirit of Mr. Bungle, but here in general of such a organic cocktail turned out. It is worth mentioning rather names like Acid Bath, Kyuss, EYEHATEGOD and the influence of which they never hid.
Sick / Myocardial - the mood that the guys have put in the EP. The album turned out oppressive and sick. This work sounds more wholly than the debut album, there's no feeling that you listen to some compilation. So let me single out the songs: Anna, In the Spot, Hey Hobo! and Reboiled.
Reboiled has long been known for its debut album, the guys it rewrote much in the spirit of the EP. The song itself is a megahit. I still prefer the version on the album, released on R.A.I.G.: goo.gl/4a0no9
. The new version sounds interesting, check both and choose your favorite, it's just a matter of taste.
Hey Hobo! - also deserves individual story. The point is that the band ZoG (if you know what i mean!) is renowned for having a very badly plays when they drunk as hell. They had strong gigs interspersed with frank failure. The first time they played this song was at such a disastrous concert. Guys crawled out on stage barely able to stand, played crookedly. Nothing could save their set until they decided to try a new track. Hey Hobo! made this day, the only thing for which they should have to go on stage this day.
Among the few drawbacks: the guys were in a hurry to the European tour, which was reflected in the final sound of the record. But I still think that to hurry to the tour in such a powerful company like The Moon Mistress (aka Dekonstruktor) worth it. Photos from the tour by the way here: vk.com/album-16077243_177027780
. I look at photos and see the band crossed tours with The Grand Astoria too .
Ian Karlin is not only vocalist but also a great drummer. But on this EP the drums played by our omnipresent Viktor Tikhonov, known for such bands as Detieti, Kshettra & Kirma. Victor also played drums with The Grand Astoria on tribute to Black Flag "The Process of Weeding Out" CD ( goo.gl/FL8Mzh
) and made tour with them in Russia/Ukraine.
Nevertheless, I still hope one day to see Ian on drums and vocals in this group again.