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Crobot: Something Supernatural

Believe the first, I wasn't buying it, the initial couple of songs I heard from Crobot's latest Something Supernatural didn't do a hell of a lot for me, and when I finally did get a copy of the CD, my first run through kind of left me feeling 'meh' and wondering what all the hoopla was about. Then, something kind of cool happened during my second full listen and then the third; those damn infectious grooves, '70s styled hard rock riffs, and powerful Chris Cornell styled vocals of Brandon Yeagley just grabbed me and refused to let go. This is one seriously fun, heavy rocking experience, Crobot taking the vintage swagger of all those great '70s bands and mixing in the attitude of the early '90s scene for a wild ride that any rock fan will want to experience.

"Legend of the Spaceborne Killer", "Nowhere to Hide", "La Mano De Lucifer" and especially "Skull of Geronimo" are just killer tunes that stick in your brain and refuse to get out, the guitar riffs raunchy, and those grooves just tear at your soul. I dare any heavy rock fan to deny the thumping intensity of "Chupacabra" or the boiling, undulating "Cloud Spiller", two great examples of just how successful this band can get. Influences seem to range from Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, The Black Crowes, Humble Pie, Rage Against the Machine, but the band are really trying to come at the listener with a sound that's all their own. "Wizards" rumbles and tumbles with fierce intent, and the moody, somewhat bluesy "Queen of the Light" is like a head on collision between Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, complete with dreamy, atmospheric passages highlighted by soaring vocals and sledgehammer heavy sections that features some killer guitar riffs.

In the end, I'm really glad I gave this one a second chance, as Crobot have delivered a kick ass album that should be a springboard to even greater things to come. Highly recommended!

See more about this release on our recent YouTube show!

Track Listing
1. "Legend of the Spaceborne Killer" 3:18
2. "Nowhere to Hide" 3:03
3. "The Necromancer" 3:18
4. "La Mana de Lucifer" 5:35
5. "Skull of Geronimo" 3:55
6. "Cloud Spiller" 3:41
7. "Fly on the Wall" 4:10
8. "Night of the Sacrifice" 2:59
9. "Chupacabra" 3:13
10. "Wizards" 3:32
11. "Queen of the Light" 5:09

Added: June 3rd 2015
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
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Language: english

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