So yeah, I'm quite pleased with the new wave of instrumental stoner rock bands, especially the ones that sound so vintage and retro that time seems to stand still.
Six Months Of Sun is a trio from Switzerland. Armed with the usual suspects, drums, guitar, bass and a tank of fuzz, these guys successfully ride today's stoner rock wave. Opening with 'Riddle Of Steel' the album borrows the freshest ingredients from doom, psychedelic rock and stoner rock. Soon in, you'll notice that the drummer is the most energetic member of the band. His performance in a track like 'Anvil Of War' is quite stunning. That guy can easily smash that anvil to bits while the rest of us bang our skulls to pieces.
Because yeah, while references to bands like Monkey3 and Karma To Burn are not far away, Six Months Of Sun isn't scared of some fierce rock 'n' roll riffing. Sure, that rumbling bass helps a lot but the whole thing quite often nudges to punk and hard rock, another good aspect if you ask me. Then, since we're throwing in other influences, 'The Barbarian' and 'Savage Sword' harbour tiny bits of progressive Tool rock, which obviously is strike three and as we all know, three is a party. A masterfully crafted party too if you ask me.
If you're into instrumental stoner rock, this album should definitely be a part of your collection. I'm quite sure of that. Besides, the album ends with my personal favorite, 'Birth Of Doom', a megalithic beast that gracefully finishes what 'Riddle Of Steel' started. So let yourself go and surf on the sonic waves of Six Months Of Sun. You know you want to...