Review Summary: “You say you love me. So prove it to me.” Do it in 8 tracks. Call it Sons of Kyuss EP.
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In 1990, Nirvana emerged as the alternative to hair metal. Sons of Kyuss (later, Kyuss) would become an alternative to this alternative. Nirvana was the pop of the Beatles mixed with the rock of Black Sabbath, whereas Kyuss was the punk of the Stooges mixed with the metal of Sabbath.
Long after Kyuss and Nirvana disbanded, an unholy marriage was made between Josh Homme and Dave Grohl such that Grohl would play for Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age on Songs for the Deaf. If there was an actual wedding, Ronnie James Dio would have been the priest, because Black Sabbath presided over everything Josh Homme did between 1990 and the present. Kyuss was not any different.
Kyuss made their mark despite little commercial success. The audience for Kyuss was essentially Beavis and Butthead: two fans. Their alternative hard-rock underground movement grew from there, and it became known later as stoner rock.
Stoner Rock entails low-tuned, heavily-distorted guitars, plugged-in-through-a-guitar-amplifier bass guitar, and Bill Ward/Jon Bonham-style drumming -- sludge the likes of which Soundgarden stayed away from.
Fans of Kyuss should not be disappointed with Sons of Kyuss EP. Sons of Kyuss EP is stoner rock before it even existed. Expect sludge like the Stooges and Black Sabbath, Josh Homme delivering on guitar, and a vocalist that sounds like a dick-head Elvis.
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