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Sasquatch: IV

Don't let the futuristic looking female robot on the cover of IV fool you into thinking that you are in store for some sort of space rock or psychedelic prog, as the Los Angeles trio known as Sasquatch still are intent on delivering catchy, fuzz-drenched stoner grooves. Now nearly a decade into their career, the band have finally fine tuned their ability to mesh killer Black Sabbath/Soundgarden/Mountain/Down/Cactus/Grand Funk/Wolfmother/CoC styled heavy riffs with hook laden vocal passages & melodies. IV squarely rocks, and rock hard, especially on such delicious headbangers like "Sweet Lady", "Money", and the swamp drenched corker "Smoke Signal". I mean, this album has grooves and riffs to die for, guitarist/vocalist Keith Gibbs simultaneously channeling both Tony Iommi & Chris Cornell, with Rick Ferrante (drums) and Jason Casanova (bass) providing the serious bottom end thump. There's just no shortage of addicting riffs here, from "The Message", to "Wolves at My Door", and the epic, textured stomp that is "Drawing Flies", each with memorable vocals and both headbanging & air guitar moments. And the guitar solos? When Gibbs unloads, he can send chills, especially after he steps on that wah-wah pedal.

IV is one of those stoner rock albums that just gets better and better with each listen, and you can literally play this one over and over and not get tired of it one bit. If you are looking for a riff-tastic good time that pay homage to some of the great 'riff' bands of the past, look no further than this gem.

Track Listing
1. The Message
2. Eye of the Storm
3. Sweet Lady
4. Money
5. Smoke Signal
6. Wolves at My Door
7. Me and You
8. Corner
9. Drawing Flies

Added: September 30th 2013
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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