Mississippi Bones/Songs For The Rejects/Kozmik Artifactz/2016 Vinyl Review
Mississippi Bones are a band from Mississippi that plays a mixture of southern and stoner rock and this is a review of their 2016 album “Songs For The Rejects” which was released by Kozmik Artifactz.
Laughter starts off the album before going into more of a southern metal direction along with some clean singing vocals and you can also hear elements of stoner and sludge in the bands musical style and the solos and leads when they are utilized also bring in more of a melodic rock and metal style to the songs.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and some songs also bring in acoustic and steel guitars as well as a small amount of female vocals which also gives the music more of a blues feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of both slow and mid paced parts and one song also brings in a small amount of psychedelic elements.
Mississippi Bones plays a musical style that takes sludge, stoner and southern metal and mixes it with some elements of mainstream rock to create a style of t heir own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Star Trek, the writings of H.P Lovecraft and Beyond.
In my opinion Mississippi Bones are a very great sounding mixture of southern and stoner rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE “Apocecletic Vision” “In Regards to Euphony” “The Electric Church” and “Voyages Of the Starship Socialize”. 8 out of 10.
Thanks to Ave Noctum for their cool GIN LADY album review:
Gin Lady – Call The Nation (Kozmik Artifactz)
Self described “rock n’ roll gypsies” from Sweden, this quartet may actually be gents going down the retro route rather than ladies but as to the gin side of things no doubt a few glasses were raised during the composition of this their third album.
‘Call The Nation’ starts with a reassuring hum, reminiscent of an old valve amplifier left on in the background then into the music…
The first track (I Can’t Change) grabs you straight away, throwing you back into an era when instruments were played distinctly and lyrics were intelligible.
With obvious influences ranging from 1960’s R&B – The Faces, The Zombies and the Easybeats to mid-American rock – ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynryrd and George Thorogood into nostalgia bands – The Black Crowes, The Darkness and (sad but true) Fozzy this is a collection of the brand new but amazingly familiar songs.
Heavy Burden ends the first half (side #1 on vinyl ) with a flourish of guitar guided sorrowful wail.
The songs may be formulaic in content – love, sex, booze and heartbreak – but that in no way diminishes the musical skill of this band.
Into the second half (side #2) with Ain’t No Use – a song of acceptance which when listened to LOUDLY could easily become an anthem.
At just over 35 minutes in duration thus is a great soundtrack for getting you up and moving out for a night of beers and mayhem.
This is an album and a half of full fat rock!
This is a 5 strong bunch of Swedish Rockers who sound like they fell through a time warp from an era before genre ruled the music industry.
This is Gin Lady!
(8.5 /10 Magick) (http://www.avenoctum.com/2016/05/gin-lady-call-the-nation-kozmik-artifactz/)
The album is available here.
Great SOMALI YACHT CLUB album review at ExtremeUndergroundMusic, thanks to John!
Somali Yacht Club are a band from Ukraine that plays a mixture of psychedelic, shoegaze, stoner rock and post metal and this is a review of their 2016 album “The Sun” which was released by Kozmik Artifactz.
A very atmospheric shoegaze sound starts off the album and after a few seconds melodic singing and clean playing are added onto the recording and after a minute the music gets heavier and goes into more of a stoner rock direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Melodies can be heard quite a bit in the guitar riffing and the music also brings in a great amount of post metal elements and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in a touch of 90’s alternative rock and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and also mixes in a great amount of psychedelic sounds and one track adds in a touch of reggae and the whole album also sticks to a very slow musical direction.
Somali Yacht Club plays a musical style that takes psychedelic, shoegaze, stoner rock and post metal to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Somali Yacht Club are a very great sounding mixture of psychedelic, shoegaze, stoner rock and post metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE “Loom” and “The Sun”. 8 out of 10. (http://undergroundmusickzine.blogspot.de/2016/04/somali-yacht-clubthe-sunkozmik.html)
You can order your copy here.