Review: Bison Machine – Hoarfrost

Straight away the grooves cut you like a knife and deal thunderous punches to the gut; the rampage that are Bison Machine offer some engaging and outstanding head-banging moments!

BM bandAs with a lot of stoner bands, the grooves hit unforgivingly and mercilessly – these guys are certainly no exception!

The sound of the bass, the sting of the guitar, the massive hit of drums and the psychedelic vocal tones are all encompassing, well-rounded and joyous to the ears.

The album is spawned from a deep underbelly of gravitational grooves that exploit the genre and have a certain edge that stirs up emotion and dogged determination.

Track after track, the material is strong and formidable, creating a feast of listenable rapture; the guitar and bass work well together, tapping into a stream of passion and serves up some inspirational defiance.

There are just 6 tracks on this exceptional album but, thanks to the repeat button, it can be enjoyed over and over again as it tightens its grip with some amazingly haunting sounds.

Its honest and pure, unadulterated grooves are compelling and epic in every sense of the word and one cannot help but think that the band, when they composed these tracks, were in their seventh heaven.

The warfare between solid groove and punchy convulsions takes its toll and harbours addictive qualities that are hard to ignore. There is no escaping the increasing brawl and twisting components that smother the audial landscape with mesmerising consequences. The magic has been created before, granted, but it is never too late to re-sample the flavours of the seventies.

The calmer moments are felt as the last track ‘Giant’s Coffin’ floods the speakers with cosmic shadows that send chills down your spine, evoking a tingle of anticipation. The bounce suddenly appears and carries the track through its paces and takes us on a magic adventure of imagination.

Released 10th July 2015 via Kozmik Artifactz/Bilocation Records.

Straight away the grooves cut you like a knife and deal thunderous punches to the gut; the rampage that are Bison Machine offer some engaging and outstanding head-banging moments! As with a lot of stoner bands, the grooves hit unforgivingly and mercilessly - these guys are certainly no exception! The sound of the bass, the sting of the guitar, the massive hit of drums and the psychedelic vocal tones are all encompassing, well-rounded and joyous to the ears. The album is spawned from a deep underbelly of gravitational grooves that exploit the genre and have a certain edge that stirs up emotion and dogged determination.…

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Fantastic album!

Summary : The sound of the bass, the sting of the guitar, the massive hit of drums and the psychedelic vocal tones are all encompassing, well-rounded and joyous to the ears.

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About Pagan Hel

RAMzine Senior Writer - Although my fingers don't play frets they write with enthusiasm for metal!!!!!!

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