Monsternaut (ltd yellow vinyl)
4024572978853Heavy Psych Soun
Boasted a sound born out of heavy Fu Manchu influence, with a tonal touch of Queens of the Stone Age bounce and desert-bred groove. The trio of vocalist/guitarist Tuomas Heiskanen, bassist Perttu Härkönen and drummer Jani Kuusela thicken up nodding, momentum-rich riffs and offer a return to ’90s stoner heavy purity without sounding retro or like they’re 20 years behind the times — at least not any more than they want to be. The songs on their two offerings to-date offer catchy, The Action is Go-style stomp, where a slower lurch that maximizes the groove at play.
The release itself is a combination of two older recordings. First session was back in 2012 and the second in 2014. "We’re happy to have HPS release them as one bundle, but are also more or less ready to record more if the stars keep aligned. Suppose we have to wait and see what happens after this release. Fingers crossed!”