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Band
Albatross Overdrive
Title
Albatross Overdrive
Type
LP/EP
Company
Train Wreckords
YOR
2011
Style
Doom/Stoner
9/20/2011 - Review by: Eric Compton
Electric grooves and solos
On the abundance of great bands emerging, Martin Popoff once said, ďThat was the best riff Iíve heard in hoursĒ. Yeah, that makes sense. Seemingly a great new band hits my playlist two to three times a day. How do we keep up as fans at this point? Case in point is Huntington Beach newcomer Albatross Overdrive and their debut self-title. This a combination of Corrosion of Conformity, Alabama Thunderpussy and Black Sabbath welded tight with a bluesy soulful emotion that borders on Motown courtesy of singer Art Campos. Its fast and furious, its electric grooves and solos, it is absolutely dominating with pure brilliance. Yet Iíve played it twice, deemed it incredible, and now itís shelved for the next amazing album that arrived a half hour ago.
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2011
Train Wreckords
Eric Compton9/20/2011
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