|Yeibichai / Yeibichai|
|Add Date:||2011-05-01||Pull Date:||2011-07-03|
|1.||Apr 20, 2013:||Music Casserole |
An odd (but fluid and cohesive) offering of hard rock/metal from these California dudes. Groovy, bluesy riffs plod along with a bar-rock swagger as well as progressive clarity, enough to get a rocka-rolla and a metalhead to tap their toes along. A desert-y spaceyness akin to Kyuss meets the aggressive blues sensibilities of Danzig. Dare I compare this to 90’s Metallica? Well, nobody deserves that kind of insult—the band cites Alice In Chains as an influence, perhaps that’s a better example. The psyched-out Hetfield vocal approach does not clash with the more inventive musical approach, which borders on the psychedelic with the creative guitar lines, and combines quite nicely with acoustic guitar on several occasions. A reverence for the band’s Native American heritage is also present in the sound and spiritual themes of the lyrics. This is good stuff with room for improvement and a lot of promise. BEST TRACKS: 1, 8|
1. Bluesy, rockin’, a nice dirty groove
2. Folksy acoustic intro leads into a hard rock number with a lot of syncopation and, again, groove.
3. Drifting, folksy, spacey intro gives way to a sinister dirge.
4. Bizarro-spaced out rocker with some hints of aggression ehre and there.
5. Echoing, heavy riffs lumber along with a stoner progression of dynamics
6. A bit more jittery, technical, and technical approach to riffs.
7. An excellent track that prompts me to label it “prog-doom”
8. A rumbling, smoked-out epic album closer that rocks in some places and drifts in others.
|3.||Left Hand Path||7.||Ouroboros|
|4.||Human Artifice||8.||The Ritual|