Kyuss
Sons Of Kyuss


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Review

by Phil G. USER (9 Reviews)
December 11th, 2011 | 8 replies


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: “You say you love me. So prove it to me.” Do it in 8 tracks. Call it Sons of Kyuss EP.

Remember this: tater-tot

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.

Remember it? brain-rot



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Activista anti-MTV
December 11th 2011


3146 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks

tarkus
December 11th 2011


5560 Comments


pos

tarkus
December 11th 2011


5560 Comments


id see em

DoABarrelRoll
December 11th 2011


342 Comments


Band brings the riffs

Activista anti-MTV
December 11th 2011


3146 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Kyuss Lives. Sonic you seen 'em live? That's p good

Yuma310
December 12th 2011


1656 Comments


it's short. but i like it. pos.

Activista anti-MTV
December 13th 2011


3146 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks Yuma, this is just an EP so I kept it short. Most people are familiar with this sound, so no need to talk about it in detail. Also, there isn't much deeper meaning in here, from what I can tell, and I listen to lots of Homme's music

cropduster
April 12th 2014


6 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Aside from Happy Birthday and the older and rawer version of Love Has Passed Me By, it's basically just Wretch with less songs.

If your a big fan they're worth a listen for historical interest if nothing else.



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