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3.02 | 7 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars I must say that stoner rock is one of my musical passions!

So hearing this second Oberon's album and to have this band included on this site is great. Because they are one of the most pure and beautiful examples of stoner rock that I've heard in a long time, mixing mammoth riffs with the perfect amount of psychedelic elements and some progressions that makes this band worthy to be included in ProgArchives.

The production of the album is a bit rough, but it is very intentioned, sounding the entire instruments natural and clear without losing an inch of the power that they intend to transmit. The guitars of Crescencio and Zanardo's bass are powerful and technical enough and they remind the best moments of acts like Black Sabbath, Sleep and Cathedral. In addition, in terms of songwriting, they are very competent.

Nevertheless, I miss some vocals here. The album is short, funny and very catchy, but I think that a singer is missing. This fact prevent this album to reach a higher rating, for sure.

Best tracks: the quality of the album is very homogeneous, but I particularly like the final epic Time to Sleep Pt.2

Conclusion: this album suffers from the lack of a vocalist, and it does not bring anything new to the horizon. It is also not very prog either. However, if you like pure stoner rock with some psychedelic elements, you will surely enjoy The Sleep Produces Monsters.

I wish this band the best of lucks in the future! They are definitely in the right way, but not there yet.

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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