US psychedelic/stoner rock act Earthless are at it again, their full-length follow-up to 2018's vocal-oriented Black Heaven, titled Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, takes them back to their guitar-slinging, instrumental fury, as this latest for Nuclear Blast sees Isaiah Mitchell (guitars), Mike Eginton (bass), and Mario Rubalcaba (drums) once again delivering some standout heavy psych-jams. And jam these guys do, as this latest contains just three lengthy tracks, the first two being the two-part title track, the first a bluesy, psychedelic trip that then segues into a launching pad for some scalding lead guitar solos from Mitchell, who, I might add, is one hell of a player, before some darker musical themes (krautrock influenced perhaps?), pounding drums, and then more guitar solos finish out this epic title journey. Mind trip music this certainly is! "Death to the Red Sun" closes out the album in doom-laden fashion, as heavy riffs, wah-wah lead guitars, and crushing rhythms signal the arrival of some Black Sabbath-styled smashing. I need to mention again, the lead guitar work on these lengthy jams is positively scorching, and this track is a tour-de-force.
Night Parade of One Hundred Demons is absolutely incredible, a sizzling platter of psychedelic/stoner-tinged improvisations/jams that will leave you breathless. If you are new to the band, much of their back catalog travels similar territory, so go and soak this and all those prior releases up.
1) Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Part 1)
2) Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Part 2)
3) Death to the Red Sun