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Monday, October 11, 2010

New Band To Burn One To (Part Deaux)-Wheelfall

Logo by Paul (Kaptain Oslo)

Wheelfall are a Stoner Rock band from France. They released their debut EP "From the Blazing Sky at Dusk" a few months back to some awesome reviews. If you are in need of some true to the heart Desert Rock in the vein of Slo Burn, Unida, Kyuss, etc. then you need to hear this band and why not, their debut EP is now available for free on their MySpace page.

What others are saying:

"Ok, so I’m driving through the desert and I want to stop and take in the beautiful scenery. Music blaring and engine roaring I pull over to the side of the road to take it all in. It’s been a while so I’m going to light up and relax for a few minutes before I continue on my journey west. A few puffs in and I see some light in the distance that is getting bigger and brighter and it’s moving fast. Out of nowhere it comes and is over my head. Is it, no, what? My god it is. A flying saucer.

That is pretty much how From a Blazing Sky At Dusk begins. This 30 minute, eight track EP comes to us from the French stoner rock band, Wheelfall. The album is nice and heavy. It’s got that desert rock sound that was made famous by Kyuss and continued briefly with Slo Burn. The album, while partially instrumental, is one straight rock fest. It’s fast, heavy and knock you out of your socks. Think thrash meets desert stoner (with desert stoner being the predominant genre).

The middle track “… Blazing Sky… (Nasa)” continues the little narrative started with the lead in track. There’s a lot of little things going on that make you imagine that the person got abducted and was now inside the alien ship and was being probed by the aliens. Weird, cool and different. The final track, “… At Dusk… closes out the narrative with the abductee escaping the UFO, or so we think. You’ll have to listen yourself to draw your own conclusions. (The Soda Shop)


"With riffs that scream later 90’s desert/stoner, it’s as though Nancy, France has been hiding uncorrupted desert rock for 30 years. Certainly not underestimating the metal influence that manifests itself similarly to Dozer or Goatsnake also gives ample opportunity for the untainted aggression heard on many of their tracks. The fact that the EP is so damn well self-produced along with the fact that classic stoner rarely ever goes that un-noticed, leaves me baffled as to why these guys are still unsigned." (StonerRock.com)


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