11 Apr 2017
Terrascope does a review roundup of latest Rocket albums
HILLS – ALIVE AT ROADBURN
GNOD – JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT-WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIALIST DEATH MACHINE
FLOWERS MUST DIE – KOMPOST
It’s a bumper crop from the prolific Rocket Recordings stable this month not to mention a typically pan-European one.
If the idea of Swedes doing it to you at Holland’s premier psych/metal noise fest is your thing then thrill to Hills, Alive At Roadburn, Tilburg’s prestigiously loud and hairy annual April gathering. Here features four typically extended tracks, each one better than the one before. In fact ‘National Drone’, which draws on the impressive legacy of Parson Sound/Träd, Gräs och Stenar, mixing traditional folk and more exotic eastern phrasings into a gloopy jam, is probably the least interesting to the word processing listener, much less so one suspects than had you been fortunate enough to have been there. ‘Frigorande Music’ is in large part a more percussive and up-tempo take on ‘National Drone’, suggesting Goat-style wild abandon and, as it builds layer on layer, stands favourable comparison with the mighty White Manna. Now you start to get it...
See the full piece here: Terrascope