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Monday, April 25, 2011

New Band To Burn One To-Desert Storm

The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Desert Storm.


UK stonerrockers Desert Storm boast gigantic riffs, sludge and blues grooves. Their recent release, Forked Tongues, features a vast dynamic range - from the mellow moments to the crushing waves of distortion. The five piece operation based in Oxford first formed in 2007, hitting the local rock scene with full force. Now having torn up multiple cities across the UK and festivals such as the mighty Bulldog Bash; on top of playing with the likes of Orange Goblin, Taint, CKY, Winnebago Deal, Firebird and Black Spiders they're well underway spreading the NOISE.

As I listened to Desert Storm's latest release "Forked Tongues", I couldn't help but notice a bit of Clutch resemblence in their sound. By that I mean, you can hear the blues/southern /soul influence as well as the gritty preacher-like vocal delivery. The band throws in a female vocal to offset the grit of the music. Don't get me wrong, in no way is this band a Clutch-clone. As the album rolls on it gets heavier and sludgier. They have a more crunchy metal sounding guitar tone and the vocals are a bit more angry. This is a very fine release. Gigantic riffs and a groove that will have your head bobbing from the first track. I would recommend this band for fans of Clutch, Scissorfight, and Backwoods Payback. You can hear for yourself on their Bandcamp page.


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