Type: CD Company: Train Wreckords Release: 2011 Genre: Doom/Stoner Reviewer: Eric Compton Published: 9/20/2011
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.
About this Writer: Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.
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