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Connoisseur: Over the Edge

It's all about the weed folks...that's the theme for Over the Edge, the latest release from Oakland stoner act Connoisseur. Fourteen brief songs that let you fully understand how important marijuana is to this band, housed within songs that have a garage punk/stoner vibe, complete with plenty of meaty riffs and a myriad of vocal bellows, screams, shouts, and growls. Most of the tracks are so brief they are over before you know it, Connoisseur more inclined to speed through hardcore/punk styled mashers than toil in normal stoner/sludge/doom arrangements, and while the vocals are all over the place and provide some variety, they are easily the weakest aspect here. To be honest, I'm finding much of Over the Edge to be a tad juvenile, with tracks like "Boulevard of Broken Bongs", "Live to Smoke", "I'd Rather Be Smoking Weed", and "Free the Weed" getting a tad tedious...we get it, you love pot, but a whole damn album? Some might find this a lot of fun, but I think this band can do a lot better.

Track Listing
1. The Stoning 02:02
2. All Day Every Day 00:41
3. Maximum Hashism 01:06
4. Boulevard Of Broken Bongs 03:17
5. Weeding Out the Weak 01:22
6. It's Lit 00:55
7. Live to Smoke 02:35
8. I'd Rather Be Smoking Weed 02:36
9. The Answer 01:07
10. Mala Yierba 01:50
11. Free the Weed 00:03
12. The Doctor 01:02
13. Plague Mask 03:36
14. Cashed Out 01:43

Added: April 8th 2017
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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