Kyuss's first album suffered from poor production and unfocused songwriting, but this album improves everything. From the beginning, you know you are in for a ride when the galloping riff to Thumb starts. This is probably their heaviest record and most unfocused effort, and the latter is actually a good thing. What I mean is every few songs there is a spacey instrumental or something like that and the songs go everywhere. It might be a stretch to call this progressive rock, but it is very dynamic. When the album ends, you feel like you just went on a car ride in the California Desert at 100 Mph from the morning to the next day. So overall, a near perfect record with the only factor against being that Sky Valley is better. An absolutely essential metal album.
Such beautifully dark sludge slowly poured into your ears, and one of the first bands to do it. The best testament to this album's worth is that I was listening to a song which I thought was 4-5 minutes and turned out to be less than 2. It's just that heavy
This album is eternal to me when it's in my car. Everything about this album is fucking awesome. The guitars, the jam sessions (evident throughout the album), and lyrical content make this album so enjoyable. I enjoy Kyuss much more then Queens of The Stone Age, all of Kyuss' albums are amazing in their own right. Blues For The Red Sun is no exception to this rule.
I enjoy listening to stoner rock bands, when I came across Blues for the red sun not only did it make me change my opinion on the genre, it showed me even bands like this who I find enjoyable to listen to can write something simply breathtaking. The brilliance of this album just hooked me staight away, from the start of Thumb to the four second outro to the album. This is an album everytime u listen to it you have to listen to it from start to finish, theirs know songs that you ever feel of skipping, as you feel scared it might ruin the way you go into the next song. In conclusion this album just stands out as a "Classic"