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CENTER OF THE CYCLONE

The Egocentrics

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.10 | 10 ratings

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3 stars The :EGOCENTRICS have come back, with more acceptable, more stoner creation titled "Center Of The Cyclone" in 2011. It's said this album was recorded 4 months after their first album released. Although the debut one is full of traditional, orthodox space rock, the following stuff consists of 7 tracks each of which is shorter than everything in the previous album. Every single song has heavy, stoner moments, and pop, catchy melody lines. Guess their newer soundscape should be more appreciated on stage too, not sure such an obvious musical affinity has got to be their purpose or goal for constructing egocentric world though ? the most closest to the first album as for ultimate space world is the seventh call "The Unknown Sings" really.

The first golden road "A Road Less Travelled" sounds more leaning towards one of stoner rock legends Sleep rather than towards a space rock one. Quite comfortable are streaming guitar fuzz and smooth dreamy rhythmic parts, especially drumming. Simple but powerful melodic hurricane should be invasive also the last masterpiece "Lost And Found" apparently. The following "Off The Center" would remind the audience of the similar vein to 90s alternative grunge rock / metal that should be approved by every hard rock fan, I suggest. More of Crossover atmosphere can be heard via "Sink Or Swim" filled with explosive guitar plays and simple, mellow melodic strategies. Swift, mad distortion in "Blissful Idiot" will be squeezed into our inner mind and make us more idiotic. On the other hand, "Intuition And Coincidence" is created with more and more darker ambience like a grudge upon the inferno.

It's a pity they have not released any material since 2011 until now (February, 2018) but please let me say you could take time for your third album?

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |

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