Heavyweight psychedelia from Newcastle’s finest, featuring members of BONG, Drunk In Hell, Khunnt and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (I told you they were heavyweight). Blown Out’s album Superior Venus is a two-track punch of dense riffage and space power released in an limited edition of 500 LPs by Riot Season.
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Limited orange coloured vinyl LP on Riot Season. Edition of 500 copies.
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- Superior Venus by Blown Out
Here is another album by a band who make a rock sound that can be described completely by their name. Formed from members of Bong, Khunnt, Drunk In Hell and Pigs Pigs Pigs etc, you can see that they have some fun with names. Anyway you can tell I’m a Blown Out newbie so here we go.
Two tracks, 30 minutes. I could almost end the review there. Things get immediately spacey in a whirl of Hawkwind lead guitar lines soaring over a relatively static but driving bass/drums dirge. The stoner rock force is strong with this one, and they had probably puffed enough during this recording to make them think that they were actually jedis. Heavy, drawn out psych jams for yr mushroom trip.
So, they didn’t seem to want to add any extra elements to that first one, let’s see about the second. This starts a bit slower, with just overdriven bass and plodding drums before those pedalboard guitars laced with echo glide over once more. I like this one more, it sounds pretty doomy, almost like the intro to ‘South of Heaven’ by Slayer lol. It’s ok I guess.
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