Stubb returns once more to warp you back in time to the Seventies with Cry Of The Ocean. It's another platter of retro proto-metal, some heavy rock hyped with blues, psych, and stoner rock.
However, the album gets off to a rather rocky start with Cry Of The Ocean Part 1 which plays rather flat for the first half, only turn that deep groove and psychedelic rhythms. Part 2 lifts the song with stronger guitar licks above defined bass line. After these openers, Stubb basically settles into their psych stoner blues rock groove. The heavy bottom end, fuzz lusting riffs, and those psycho-blues leads for Heavy Blue Sky and Sail Forever. Then the pull the rug out from under you with generally acoustic, sometimes southern blues, sounding Heartbreaker, topped off at the end with some Dobro.
Perhaps the most interesting song, and most lively, is Devil's Brew, a groove busting rocker with an animated vocal arrangement. Then it's a return to the full on retro heavy rock of Snake Eyes and You'll Never Know. The former has the timbre of an Eric Clapton or Cream song in the melody; the latter trades movements between sharp guitar and a pulsing bass line. While some may find Cry Of The Ocean the same same, it also displays Stubbs' natural talent and versatility for creating genuine retro heavy psych rock.
While some may find Cry Of The Ocean the same same, it also displays Stubbs' natural talent and versatility for creating genuine retro heavy psych rock.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]