The Album Of The Week is "Horizoner" by Bloodhorse.
"Bloodhorse still might be the best kept secret in the world of stoner rock. Horizoner is a clinic on how to execute instrumentally driven, well-balanced rock that is as technically competent as it is satisfying. The guitar work is incredibly versatile, the bass lines are capable of standing alone (killer tone certainly helps), and the drumming rarely settles into a predictable course. With strong influences from classic rock (The Who, Deep Purple), metal (Entombed, Metallica), and slight touch of hardcore/punk (Black Flag), Bloodhorse has crafted one hell of a modern stoner rock record in Horizoner. This will certainly end up on my 2009 top ten list come December." (Nick, StonerRock.com)
"Including members of Shelter, The Red Chord and American Nightmare, Bloodhorse have crafted nine tracks of sludgy, groove-filled rock that owes a great deal to old and new. The vocals cross Brent Hinds with Ozzy; the guitars too are reminiscent of Mastodon although the majority is focussed on driving grooves rather than technical intricacies. The band tease with long escalating intros but still take the time to belt out classic rock-infused hardcore. Given the calibre of its members, it’s no surprise such range is a pleasure to absorb." (Dan Morgan, StonerRock.com)
01. A Good Son
02. A Passing Thought to the Contrary
03. The Old Man
05. Close, But Never so
07. The Morning Burial
09. In Horror
Video: Bloodhorse - "Close, But Never So" @ SMFA, Boston 09/30/07
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