Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Opium Heathen- S/T EP (2017)

With a thick layer of filthy fuzz and a solid stoner groove comes opium heathen's self titled EP. These Belgium harsh tokers sure know how to pack a bowl, and dial in some nasty tones. With riffs that reek of "Dopethrone" worship and sinister thoughts, the green smoke permeating from this one is sure to delight any stoner with a rolled joint, a pizza, a cup of koolaid, and nothing to do. I really liked the vocals on this one. Definitely sung in a good way, and the singer has a good voice that goes with the music. Going back to the whole Dopethrone thing, while that might not be the only Electric Wizard album that has inspired Opium Heathen, it is definitely a point of reference for their sound. The guitar and bass melt together with that maxed out over driven fuzz and distortion blend that became a signature sound for that album in particular. The tunes themselves are pretty fucking catchy, and I enjoyed this EP a lot. No ragging intended for all the Electric Wizard shit, as these dudes rule in their own right, and aren't afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves. Overall, this is really fucking stellar. Cheers! -Samir

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