Monday, March 02, 2009

Wino-Punctuated Equilibrium


Southern Lord

Guitarist/vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich has spent nearly thirty years almost establishing himself as one of the leaders in doom/psychedelic/stoner type music. His work with Saint Vitus, the Obsessed, Spirit Caravan and Hidden Hand has helped to him to build quite an impressive resume. He always seemed to be a very busy person as he continually has at least one project going on at any given time. This time around he recruited Clutch drummer Jean Paul Gaster and Rezin’s Jon Blank on bass to round out the line-up. The music here goes back in time a bit more than some of Wino's more recent projects. This blues based metal with strong grooves and heavy doses of doom tossed in. If you think Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Deep Purple then you have a pretty good idea of where he is coming from. The riffs are often thick and deep although the pace ranges from drizzles of sludge to brisk yet heavy bursts. The rhythm section is tight as they provide a fine backbone for the music. The riffs are huge on numerous occasions and swift and to the point when needed as well. There are some instrumentals on here that really allow the band to spread their wings and really stick some meaty chunks of music into the mix. For those who are familiar with Wino's other bands then this album isn't going to be all that surprising. Yet it should satisfy his fans with all that it delivers.

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