NIGHTSTALKER is a band that comes from the land of Homer and Hesiod, of Odysseus and Achilles, of the twisted tale of Oedipus. They have been around since the late 80’s, early 90’s, and since their inception they have been labeled all kinds of things, Grunge, Stoner Rock… But these labels aren’t important, they play Rock N’ Roll and that is all that matters.
This album sounded a lot like a Rock N’ Roll version of BLACK SABBATH, they have that doomy-Sabbathian feel to them but done so in the “simplicity” known to Rock. The guitar playing is what most stood out for me, from the riffs to the solos, it is obvious that Motsios has ability, and more importantly, he has “feel” to his playing. The only thing that threw me off on this record was that the songs tend to sound repetitive since they are pretty much on the same mid-tempo range, and that is why it didn’t get a better rating.
This band would have fitted perfectly in the 60s / 70s alongside bands such as BLUE CHEER, early-RUSH, CREAM. Their songs scream of LSD-induced social revolution, Andy Warhol paintings and dirty hippies.
1. Go Get Some 2. Soma 3. Dead Rock Commandos 4. One Million Broken Promises 5. Children of the Sun 6. Back to Dirt 7. Keystone 8. Rockaine 9. The Boogieman Plan 10. The Underdog