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Stonewall Noise Orchestra: Salvation

The always dependable folks at Transubstans Records/Record Heaven have done a great job over the years releasing some solid product from talented young Scandinavian bands who crank out vintage sounds for the modern era. Here's one from Swedish act Stonewall Noise Orchestra, their fourth release titled Salvation. Don't be fooled by the band name, as these guys aren't all that noisy and they certainly don't sound like an orchestra, but if you crave classic '70s & '80s hard rock & metal with plenty of groove, then you've come to the right place. I get a big Clutch vibe on many of these songs, as the band mix their hard rock & metal leanings with some swampy Southern Rock on tracks like "Chemical Sky", "Dead Eden", "The Escape Artist", and "Die Die Die". "Good Ol' Black Magic" also dives right into that style, complete with some raunchy wah-wah guitars and big fat grooves. A couple of the tunes approach stoner heaviness, like "Empire" and " Beating Butterflies", but there's not a lot of that Black Sabbath influence here which is so common in bands of that style. All in all Salvation is a fun CD, perhaps not an essential listen but still something to seek out if you like classic hard rocking sounds.


Track Listing
01 Die Die Die
02 New Age Inc
03 Chemical Sky
04 Monsoon Song
05 The Escape Artist
06 Good Ol' Black Magic
07 Empire
08 The Surgeon And The Virgin
09 Beating Butterflies
10 Dead Eden

Added: January 21st 2013
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
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Related Link: Band MySpace Page
Hits: 1327
Language: english

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