Album Review: Maskin – Storm
Posted by Reggie
Album: Storm. This is their debut
Release Date: 3 Sep 14
Genre: Stoner / Hard Rock
Length: 44 Minutes
FFO: Kyuss, Bong Cauldron, Gringo, Vista Chino
I didn’t realize stoner rock bands came from Sweden. I guess I should stop labeling that country the melodic death metal capital of the world. Maskin is an emerging stoner band to take note of. Their debut album is reminiscent of a classic late 70s vibe, hence the heavy rock stoner presence.
The songs flow pretty smoothly from beginning to end rarely discovering new ground. Their foundation is based solidly on a on hard rock/70s vibe; it takes you back to that era even if you weren’t born yet; you get to live it through this album. Enjoy the ride; the hard rock tempos keep your fingers tapping. They have a clean style as opposed to the very dirty, heavy sludge bands out there that boast a slurry of riffs on low-tuned guitars.
Overall, Maskin creates a cool ambiance with largely understandable lyrics combined with cool hard rock tempos – accessible outside the realm of stoner rock. Or, as the band calls their own style stoner boogie galactic fuzz rock. Enjoy!