Hard-Hitting Stuff from SuperGiant
Here’s a case where the free download is ok but the other track is completely kick-ass. SuperGiant hail from Albuquerque, and they’re not exactly unknown: they’re well-respected in stoner metal circles. They’ve got a couple of recent cuts streaming at their bandcamp site. The first one, Emotion (that’s the free download) kicks off with the drums, a nasty pickslide and then the riff kicks in. And keeps going. And going. And going. Which is a popular move in this type of stuff since it puts you in a trance…and then it’s over. But the killer cut here is Aries. It’s the missing link between Sabbath and Nirvana. In fact it’s Nirvana in reverse: fast verse, slow crunchy chorus, evil chromatics and something about the spring of 1976. From their Pistol Star album; give a listen here.