The Atomic Bitchwax
The Atomic Bitchwax


4.0
excellent

Review

by Anthony Hoch USER (16 Reviews)
February 8th, 2006 | 15 replies | 4,820 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


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



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AlienEater
February 8th 2006



716 Comments


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.

Jawaharal
February 8th 2006



1832 Comments


What I've heard from this band is just stoner rock, no pyschadelica at all.

Zebra
Moderator
February 8th 2006



2647 Comments


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.

any14doomsday
February 8th 2006



679 Comments

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

AlienEater
February 9th 2006



716 Comments


yes it would be cool, although there probably enough bands. maybe if it was combined with doom, as in stoner/doom

Kyle
June 15th 2006



667 Comments


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.

AlienEater
June 16th 2006



716 Comments


I plan to do a few more Stoner reviews as well.

stinkypoptart
September 30th 2006



1169 Comments


i9 heard a song by this band and i dont reeally like, nice rev iew though.

Simsalabim462
August 29th 2009



159 Comments


Excellent album! Their cover of Core's Kiss the Sun sold me. However, everything after Atomic Bitchwax 2 was pathetic...

cratos76
January 26th 2010



85 Comments


i'm downloading it right now...

relativeworld
May 11th 2011



289 Comments


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 !

Mad.
February 4th 2014



3695 Comments


Lol the awful spelling and grammar in this thread is hilarious

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PunchforPunch
February 4th 2014



6212 Comments


bitch in latex

tempest--
February 4th 2014



13156 Comments


this album fuckin rocks

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

Mad.
February 4th 2014



3695 Comments


II is better



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