Smokin’ guitar, rippin’ bass, pounding drums, and a big smile wrapped around my face. These are the things I found within the first minute, of the first track, off The Atomic Bithcwax’s first album. When you fire this album up one thing is apparent this is the Ed Mundell show, guitars take center stage in this record. If you’re not a fan of big guitar rock, and long extended jams, then this is probably not going to be “your thing" so don’t even bother picking this one up.
The album starts of with fazed feedback, and warbled noise, but quickly jumps right to guitar boogie, and it doesn’t stop. After listening to the opening track, Stork Theme you get a general feel for the album. Occasionally it switches things up, on the more strait ahead rock songs, Hey Alright, and Sh*tkicker the later of which being a personal highlight for me. Every so often Ed will let the rhythm section shine, and this is no more apparent then on another stand-out track. Last Of The V8 Interceptors, which is one of the more spaced out numbers on the album.
After ten tracks of fun to listen to guitar rock, your hit with the closing track, The Formula, a ten minute epic, where everyone is at the top of there game, and the band pulls out all the stops. There could be no more fitting end to the album.
In conclusion, this album has a lot of things going for it, it’s a new take a few forms of old music. It combines blues, rock, guitar boogie, psychedelic, stoner rock, and strait up rock and roll, into something that is pretty fresh and fun to listen to, it deserves a solid 4 out of 5
i got one of their albums, and i was pretty dissapointed. i cant remember which one.
the review was short, but to the point. nice.
What I've heard from this band is just stoner rock, no pyschadelica at all.
Short and bare review. You describes things well but didn't tell us enough about the vocals, or overall sound and feel of the album.
I've never heard of this, and it doesn't sound to appealing. Stoner rock isn't really my thing.
Album Rating: 4.0
I dont like to jump to conclusions but i wanna geuss you have or have heard there 3rd album. its compleatly diffirent from this one, and has a compleatly diffirnt sound.
edit: is there anyway to get the actual Genre of stoner rock added to the site, I think im one of like 3 people that review these types of albums but it would really be cool to be able to correctly lable things. but ohh well I geussThis Message Edited On 02.08.06
yes it would be cool, although there probably enough bands. maybe if it was combined with doom, as in stoner/doom
Yeah, the problem with that is that there is not enough of us who actually review this genre. I've only done a few, but I'm gonna try and do loads more after my exams.
Anyway this is a sweet album, this band is just pure stoner rock in my eyes. Yes, there is elements of pychadellia and blues, but that's true of all stoner rock.
Nice review, short, but you described it quite well. My only criticism is, for somebody who has never heard of the band or style of music, then they might have difficulty placing it.
I plan to do a few more Stoner reviews as well.
i9 heard a song by this band and i dont reeally like, nice rev iew though.
Excellent album! Their cover of Core's Kiss the Sun sold me. However, everything after Atomic Bitchwax 2 was pathetic...
i'm downloading it right now...
Listening to this for the third time after I got it yesterday ! One of the most amazing albums I've ever heard ! Nice to see this being reviewed !
After 5 years but anyway I m so happy to find such perfect piece of art .
If anyone hasn't given this a listen yet...just don't fuckin hesitate !
Lol the awful spelling and grammar in this thread is hilarious
bitch in latex
this album fuckin rocks
II is better
great band, I love all of their stuff
Digging: Disillusion - Alea
Album Rating: 4.0
Unfortunately this is their only great album. Everything else after just got worse and worse.