Extremely crude, but incredibly precise and well developed, this album really strikes a major sense of confidence at the development of a singular style, in a linear basis, and a coherently correlated pace of proverbial salutary cadences, that overwhelms the true aspirations of the sound, as a growing – but purposefully raw – artistic endeavor. And they also easily overcome their own sense of ability, while developing their individual style, that will certainly open to the band their own aggrandizing place in the underground scene.
With mostly slow harmonies, set in a straightforward conjuncture of sound, veracity, wildness and rudeness, all these elements perfectly converge altogether to deliver to the audience the best sludge/ stoner rock has to offer, in terms of originality, precise evaluation and musical appreciation. With a dense and intense paralyzing power, this album highlights the most undertaking instances of the genre, in a mostly high, but exceedingly appreciative feeling.
The Valley of Dying Stars is an excellent album, able to satisfy the hunger for good sludge/ stoner rock everywhere. With an audacious sonorous overlook of their own, they somewhat reinvent these genres with precise and ornamental distinctions, while at the same time preserving intact the core and the shape that makes their music to be recognized as such, in a remarkable association that only very mature musicians could easily maintain. With incredibly lucid and poetic guitar solos, this feature is no less compelling, as the band progressively dilutes all their influences, to rebuild their references as something bigger, wiser and stronger. A very good album, no doubt about that, The Valley of Dying Stars is a solid work, that deserves attention and recognition. You can listen to this beautiful album with no fear. You will not be losing your time. I positively assure you that!