Asteroid
Asteroid


4.0
excellent

Review

by Camelo Colca USER (12 Reviews)
June 7th, 2012 | 6 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Fuzz, riffs, melodies, jams come at you like an Asteroid, fool!

...And another space-rock, stoner rock, and psychedelic band goes unnoticed among the music population. Asteroid is the name, and they reside in the country of Sweden, the land of many stoner rockers to be exact. This album right here is their debut full-length, which was released in 2007 on Fuzzorama Records. If there is one thing Asteroid takes seriously, it is a precise sense of jamming and crafting a melodic song behind it.

Asteroid starts off in "The Great Unknown," and in this very unfamiliar territory, a slow jam oozes full of heavy guitar riffs and accompanying organ to take over space. To add to the foundation, there's a nice balance between a lower register vocal and high register vocal harmony between the guitarist and bassist. Throughout the album each vocalist will trade off the main vocal duties, but usually the choruses are full of great harmonies; for example, the choruses to "Panoramic Telescope" and another favorite, "Doctor Smoke," are great sing-a-longs for such rockin' tunes. Asteroid is said to be a three piece, but there's a fine addition of organ and dual guitar leads to make the album sound more full, spacey, and rocking. The distortion from the guitars is covered in fuzz, a trademark within this genre, but honestly, it always makes the riffs sound massive. Just check out "Strange Trip" or "The 13th Witching Hour," when the fuzz kicks on, the power of the riff will compel you!

If you are new to stoner rock, or if you are veteran to the genre, definitely give this album your full attention. They deserve credit for their sense of melody, use of vocal harmonies, and songwriting quality. And if you like "influences" to enjoy music, you have definitely come to the right place in space.



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CaptainDooRight
June 7th 2012


29486 Comments


Good review bro pos gonna def check

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2012


6151 Comments


Good review, pos.

Good call for the review too.

Only listened to their debut EP, which was good overall.

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2012


7397 Comments


The power of the riff will compel you indeed. Good review. I've heard these guys' second album. It's great too.

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2012


3421 Comments


Cool review man. I've just started listening to these guys, I never thought I'd see someone review this. Pos

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SteelErectedb4you8er
June 8th 2012


2618 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks bros! Yeah, I know Greg has been on the surge of doing stoner rock reviews, and I have been a big fan of the genre for a while, and some of these albums definitely need some recognition. I have plans for my next one, which is definitely drenched with riffs.

Mad.
November 11th 2013


3872 Comments


Another unlikely-as-hell review for the same band, I really better give them another chance



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