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Cobalt Blue


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.74 | 15 ratings

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4 stars What a band...this album remained in my hard drive for about two years before I listened to it, and now I know what I have missed. Let's start saying that even if the psychedelic element is undoubtely present, to me this sounds like a hard rock album coming from the 70s, including the acapella choir of "Drop 'n Doors" which is everything but hard, but all the hard rock bands before the genre turned into heavy metal, and even after, have songs of this kind in their best albums.

So it's heavy, full of rock, with a fantastic guitar which is what is noticed immediately, but the other instrumentists are equally good. This band is technically very skilled. The fact that's not a 70s band emerges sometimes when I can find similarities with RIVERSIDE. On the other side the guitar riff of "Dweller of the Sevenfold" can recall LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH and their likes. It also contains a very psychedelic part in the middle thanks to the guest sax and the vocals which go from speech to scream before the guitar restarts the riff.

The album is very consistent. There are no flaws and even when you land on a track that's diffrent from the others, like the psychedelic "All We Have is Oscillators" it appears perfectly placed.

I won't bother the readers with other descriptions. Just let me say that this is one of the best "new" albums I've listened to this year. I mean "new" for me as it has been released in 2017 and having listened to it only now is my fault only.

Strongly suggested.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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