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Solid Jobs
by V. Srikar at 26 June 2014, 12:06 PM

So many bands, so many albums to listen to, it’s hard to really give an ear to all the good music out there, so in my conquest of the same and in my journey I stumbled upon this Stoner/Sludge band from California, and the music and the name are both new to me, so I had no idea what to expect.

As I am writing this review, I have now listened to the album multiple times, and frankly it gives a mixed feeling to me. There are good parts are the sadly the parts. While the vocals of Sesar and Matt are predictably thick and screaming in nature, the guitars bring thick riffs and the song writing as a whole is slightly progressive for a Sludge record and I find some post-metal elements too here. The drums are very impressive as Alex blasts some insane drum beats throughout the album, and the bass of Matt is great too. There are low tempo parts occasionally, that aren’t all that impressive and the band sadly, though tries very hard, fails to bring out new innovative and impressive parts in the songs.

All the songs sound similar (and difficult to relate to) with little difference, and I tried, trust me, I gave this album a real chance on multiple listens for nearly 3-4 days, but the album just doesn’t impress enough musically and I am afraid it may get lost in the sea of the Sludge bands around. But the good thing is the production by Scott Barwick is great, and as a whole the band shows great potential to improve for their future record.

3 Star Rating

1. Nails and String
2. Marijuana Chaos
3. Spirit Animal Planet
4. We are the Times New Romans
5. Job Creationism
Sesar - Guitar, Vocals
Matt - Bass, Vocals
Alex - Drums
Record Label: Independent


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