Roundtable EP Review: Fire Red Empress – Paint Me The Devil

Paint Me The Devil CoverLabel:  Polarian

Release Date:  19 Jun 2014

Songs:   3

Length:  14 Minutes

Genre:  Stoner Rock

Studio Albums:   N/A

Location:  United Kingdom

WarpRider – If there is one thing the opening track, Left Unspoken, needs is more cowbell.  There is no denying the catchiness of these three songs.  As described in the promo email, a cross between Shinedown and Queens of the Stone Age, I have to say it’s one of the few times I agree with the promo description.  There is one major flaw with this EP and that is there are only three songs.  I like it, it’s simple and catchy and that’s all there is to it; there just needs to be more of it. 3.5

Irmelinis – Rock on! This sounds like it could be Mastodon’s next über-catchy album, if they collaborated with Pearl Jam and Queens Of The Stone Age. This is pretty good stuff; well constructed songs, a great singer with a typical rock-voice and solid, bombastic instrumentation. To keep my attention through a full album the songs would have to be more diverse, dynamic and unpredictable and not go further into pop-rock territory, but they are off to a good start. 2.5

ChristopherMammal – For a lover of the Monster Magnet, Kyuss and Electric Wizard type of stoner and sludge, this is rather too light to be gripping. I have to say I’m also not overwhelmed by the departures away from stoner and into rock reminiscent of the 1990s West Coast non-metal, which evolved almost as a form of anti-metal as alternative to the over-the-top glam metal of that time. The band is good and the compositions are melodious. The vocals are not my favourite style. I trust the band has offered its music to alternative rock stations and sites. 2.5

A Metal State of Mind Score – 2.8 out of 5 


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