While you drink the liquor of the gods, you raise your head and witness a seering hot stoner rock performance. The band is named 'Churchill'. They live somewhere in the neighbourhood of this desert and have been spewing out some tight rock 'n' roll since 2010. The members have had their share of experience in a number of different metal bands, which might explain the heavy sound. Furthermore, they vocals are in French but that is not always noticable because of this rugged voice that sounds like a mix of Lemmy and Chris Cornell.
After an intro to warm up the instruments, Chruchill blasts away with the heavy rocker 'Replay' which immediately sets the listener on fire. From there on the album rushes on at a intense and torrid tempo. Songs like title track 'Ravage' and 'Evidence' sound like something between Warrior Soul, Motorhead, Foo Fighters and Queens Of The Stone Age, which means 'blues-riffs driven alternative stoner metal' or something. Fact remains, this is high quality party stuff which very, very, very few rockers can resist.
On 'Fasciné' it sounds like Churchill also learned a thing or two about grunge and alternative metal. Of course these influences are present throughout the entire album and probably on most albums within the stoner rock genre, but Churchill clearly turned it into their own, self-explanatory sound. 'Self-explanatory' because it's quite unique and definitely tagged 'Churchill'. Even if you haven't listened to 'Automne' or 'Nomade' before, you can pick them out of an enormous list of stoner rock songs and unmistakably recognize them as songs by this French quintet.
So if you're a stoner rock/metal fan and you're not weary of some French lyrics you should clearly get your hands on a copy of this strong debut. Yet, above all, you should go see these guys live because judging from the music, this band will guarantee some stunning stage performances and outrageous audencies allover the country and (hopefully) beyond the borders. Rock on my friends...