The album opens with 'Above 179' which shows the general direction: straight-in-you-face stoner rock with a psychedelic touch. Bands like Kyuss, Clutch and Fu Manchu pop-up in my head for a short while, but mainly, my head wants to absorb these songs more than comparing them to others. 'Loose' is one of my favorites here, a solid rocker which has plenty of power to get your ass shaking and your head banging.
Speaking about headbanging. 'Electric Carve' is what would happen when Deep Purple and Foo Fighters had a lovechild. Heavy rock, driving on immersive riffing and coming out with more energy than your bowel movements after eating Mexican food. This one might evoke a little mosh-pit at Desertfest. By the way, I also really, really, really like the vocals on this album. They might be one of the best vocal performances I've heard in this genre, but of course that's just a personal opinion.
I'll tell you a little secret: I've never been really high on 1000Mods before. Before I listened to this album, I placed them in the 'somewhat generic' section of my stoner rock playlist. It's a massive playlist, mostly shuffling the entire time so 1000Mods often appeared but without the "wow" effect that some of my favorite bands in the genre do provide. However, like I already mentioned, this is their most mature, most complete, most varied and most satisfying album to date. Just listen to 'The Son', a testament of vintage songwriting.
Well, that's the first half of the album covered and you can rest assured that the second half is going to be just as good. 'A.W.' is a stunning track, somewhat punky, somewhat grungy and somewhat psychedelic. The rest of the songs are up to you to check out. I'll just leave you with the knowledge that this is a damn impressive piece of work, loaded with energy and fuzz. You know what, I'm going to give these guys a hug at Desertfest...