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Gypsy Chief Goliath - New Machines Of The Night Award winner

Gypsy Chief Goliath
New Machines Of The Night
by Eldad "Blacknasa" Stainbook at 05 September 2013, 11:34 PM

I don't know if you remember but I already reviewed an album of this band, GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH. In order to make your lives easier I will refer to them as G.C.G. When I first heard that the band is about to release a new album, I was a bit upset that this news piece just passed by without me knowing about it. Should I blame my editor for that? I wanted to but decided to shoot a flare gun from the roof top of my house for him to notice my plea. In reality I just sent him an e-mail and it took him less than 10 minutes to send me the new "New Machines Of The Night", which was quite an adventure, so how about me telling you about it?

Opening with melting steel guitars is "Uneasy King" kicking in the low tuned chords from hell, it takes only a moment to understand what just hit you as the punch come from Al "The Yeti" Bones, harnessing the vocals with an immense low register vocals that goes 100% with the guitar. On top of all that the song is very catchy. No doubt this is a start to be desired by many bands of the genre.

"Are You Pulling Through" reminds that G.C.G. is in its core a Southern meets Stoner band with that fine addition of the harmonica. However the guitars are amazing as well, tuned again alongside The Yeti’s vocals performing another catchy chorus. Later on I noticed that this song is actually an intro, or a presentation of a future hitter in the image of "Dirt Meets Rust", a more Doomish in style that reminded me that G.C.G. can deliver on all sorts of Stoner Metal aspects.

Maybe, just maybe, the best song on the album is "St. Covens Tavern". What an amazing experience adding a Folkish type rhythm and excellent guitaring skills for a classic in the making. However if "St. Covens Tavern" is the strongest of them all within this album, no doubt that "Got No Soul" is maybe the song of the year, a mix of Stoner meets Southern Rock engulfing The Yeti’s top notch vocal performance, and a shred of harmonica. I just couldn’t stop listening to this number, already at my sixth time.

Believe me when I say that there are no weak songs or points on this album.  "New Machines Of The Night" is what makes this album a masterpiece of 70s classic Rock, entangled with Stoner Metal, a dash of Sludge and adding to the mix elements of melody and 90s Grunge for good measure. Infusing these ingredients together can create havoc, a little fishy at times, yet, at least this time around, it could be reckoned as the surprise of the year or should I say best album?

You must excuse as another listening session with this one is clicking than keep on writing stuff. You should join me, the more the merrier.

5 Star Rating

1. Uneasy king
2. Are You Pulling Through
3. Dirt Meets Rust
4. Busting The Avenue
5. St Covens Tavern
6. Got No Soul
7. Secret Liaison
8. This White Owl
9. Slow Leak
10 Fought For Death
Al "The Yeti" Bones – Vocals / Guitar
Sean Hamilton - Guitar
Dave Ljubanovich - Guitar
Adam Saitti - Drums
Sean De Faria - Bass
Brodie Stevenson - Harmonica
Record Label: Pitch Black Records


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