That leads me to French rockers 7 Weeks and their latest full-length 'A Farewell To Dawn'. They too narrowed the genre-search down and eventually tagged their own music "massive rock". In that, these guys are one hundred percent correct. This is a massive rock album, regardless of influences. They simply don't care and neither do I. I can tell you that this album is an excellent amalgamation of stoner rock, grunge, alternative rock, arena rock, progressive rock and metal and that would be absolutely true. But most of all, I'd like to say that this thing rocks!
It already begins on opener 'King In The Mud', a song that immediately sets the tone. With mid-tempo rock music and excellent songwriting skills, this songs quickly becomes an immersive whirlpool of guitars, drums and strong vocals. From there, the album seems to continue on that path. The songs are solid, although they don't all carry the intensity as the opener. 'Broken Voices' for example, is a somewhat strange rocker, grungy and stoney but it's also one I had to get used to for some reason.
Not that there are bad songs on 'A Farewell To Dawn', on the contrary. It is a massive album but also one that demands your full attention. It can be tough to grasp the whole thing, mainly because of the skillful injection of influences from decades of rock music. I mean, try to imagine something between Alice In Chains, Deftones, Pearl Jam, Russian Circles, Monkey3, Led Zeppelin, Anathema, Genesis and Triggerfinger. I know, it's not easy but these guys pulled it off.
My absolute favorite is the lingering 'January', a slow but bloody immersive piece of modern rock music. The one with the most hit-potential is the groovy stoner rocker ' A Well Kept Secret', which will easily get Queens Of The Stone Age fans off their feet. In all, obviously, this is an interesting album, loaded with massive rock music and in the end that's all we need. So yes, I will recommend this to all you alternative rockers out there. This will not disappoint you.