Psychedelic stoner fuzz blues rock is awesome but vocals can quite often destroy everything. That was my main concern when opener 'Intro' first pierced my eardrums. The intro is a neat piece of instrumental stoner rock, Karma To Burn, Monkey 3 and Colour Haze, that kind of stuff. All good and well, but what about the songs with vocals?
Luckily for these guys, that seems to perfectly find here. First appearing in the heavy and intense 'Mephistopheles', Bochat's vocals perfectly fit the warm and jammy nature of the music. Still, the massively groovy 'Californian Desert' and closer 'Black Ritual', which are mostly instrumental, are my absolute favorite here. I simply love these lengthy psychedelic passages. There is also a small element of grunge rock in here, which is quite nice. On the other hand, the sluggish blues track Leather Apron is a pretty creepy tune, perfectly suited for your upcoming Halloween party.
If I have top compare Mystic Sons to other bands, I'll probably throw in some well known acts like the aforementioned Karma To Burn but also Kyuss, Black Sabbath, Sleep, Uncle Acid and Truckfighters. Their music is nothing new but it is executed perfectly and it comes with exactly the right dose of variation and every single anthem is well written. Plus, there are these sweet-ass guitar solos I'm sure every stoner/psychedelic rocker will appreciate. So don't hesitate, download or buy this album, roll yourself a fat one and play this thing loud. You'll love it.