Electric Earth-Touching the void
Sweden's Electric Earth formed ten years ago. They knocked out several albums since thin. The band claims influences from the likes of KISS, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin. My first exposure to this band was 2007's "VOL.2-Words unspoken". Their basic sound is that of a stoner band with some fuzzed out 70's type grooves only mixed in with the hooks of 90's grunge. The results are quite appealing.
The music varies between thick doses of sludge and more melodic, but still heavy passages. They handle both approaches with the same amount of precision and enthusiasm which makes all of the songs quite spectacular. They styles may vary, but the level quality stays high throughout. Many of the songs are basic as far as the riffs go, but they know how to the structure the songs for maximum impact. The grooves are probably the common denominator in most of the tracks.This was one of those albums that I took to immediately, one play and it all felt very familiar to me. Definitely worth checking out.