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First Band From Outer Space


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.13 | 66 ratings

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4 stars Great feel-good up-tempo space-rock epicness from Sweden.

'Impressionable Sounds Of The Subsonic' is the second of First Band From Outer Space's three albums. The style doesn't deviate much from the previous work but this time around they really nailed it, with great songs, soaring rock and all the oscillating synths, dreamy vocals, psychic flutes and fuzzy organs you'd wish.

I find it puzzling that everyone calls this a 'heavier' Hawkwind (I always thought Hawkwind was pretty heavy too), and the sound and power that FBFOS develops are almost exactly the same as you will find on any random Hawkwind live gig from the 2000s. Metal I don't hear at all, but you could say 'Impressionable sounds' is just a bit wilder then Hawkwind, with some extra raw power from the Stooges, which makes them sometimes sound like early Monster Magnet.

I've recently found a reborn interest in Stoner due to releases from Motorpsycho, Hypnos 69 and to a certain extent Astra, First Band From Outer Space fits nicely into that list of bands that found a way to marry vintage Progressive Rock to the retro alt-rock of bands like Kyuss and Monster Magnet.

First Band From Outer Space is blessed with the spirit of Hawkwind, with hazy vocal melodies and all the oscillating synths and bleeps you need for creating upbeat retro rock smothered in thick floating spacey sounds!

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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