Tuesday, February 24, 2009

SOS
Adult Situations
just go here


If I didn't know better, I'd think that SOS were put on this earth for the sole reason of pissing me off. The band is nearly impossible to track down, their website is grossly out of date, and that's not even the proper cover artwork. Which is to say nothing of the record itself. Does the world really need another mediocre stoner/metal band in the Metallica/QOTSA/Soundgarden vein? I know I sure as hell don't. I listened to all twelve songs twice through and can't remember hearing any of them. I did rather like the title of the sixth song, Hypoxyphilia, but only because it reminded me of other things I could be doing. Hell, forget the orgasm-just knock me unconscious and put me out of my misery.
Solenoid
S/T
Buzzville Records


More sludgy metal/stoner rock from Belgium played by long-haired growly dudes in dirty band t-shirts. And forgive me for resorting once again to promo sheets, but I just can't resist. This one refers to the fact that the band "carries more in their thick soup than the metal of their peers". How great is that? So forget sludgy; let's go with something more, oh I don't know, chowder-y, maybe. Yep, that's it. Solenoid plays thick chowder rock. I don't know what else to say about this record, except to cite the usual influences (Iron Maiden, Metallica, Motorhead, et al) and to let you know that they once toured with Gwar. Oh, and I think my mom would probably really dig this band. She's like that.
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