Grande Fox – Empty Nest
GRANDE FOX – album “Empty Nest” (19 February 2021, self-release)
- Rottenness of Youth
- Golden Ratio
- Brutal Colours
- Route 99
- Birth of An Embryo
What is better? A normal stoner album or something so unique? Grande Fox are not a professional band (I mean that they don’t earn their living by playing music), so they easily chose the second solution: physchedelic, space heavy-rock out of borders and boundaries. No compromise!
Don’t get me wrong! “Empty Nest” is also massive and heavy as hell. It is just the old good rock we know: dirty, electric, stoned and trippy. The Black Sabbath/Monster Magnet and the Greek (Nightstalker) influences are also here and they show their basic identity but: This is also really new and they are not a “copy-paste” group. They are just four stoner rock lovers who want to keep the tradition but also don’t stay lawful to the rules of their sound. Mediterranean, space and psychedelic sounds are here to spice it up!
So, if you are a stoner music fan this is an album for you. It will not disappoint you, as it contains well-written songs, based on the usual formula of this genre. But they are not common songs, and they don’t sound like this, they do well what they do. Check their last two videos (official and lyrics) for the songs “Rottenness of Youth” and “Hangman” and you will get of full idea about what I really mean.
Their riffs are really inventive, but they also stay in your mind, their songwriting is revolutionary and also impressive, based on simple but effective compositions plus a “stoned”, dirt, tough but also psychedelic attitude.
The way they play their instruments allows us to find something new and personal, but it also convinces us of the musicians’ ability and talent.
This album is essential for every fan of stoner metal but also for every fan of rock music with quality! For sure, they are the best newcomers about stoner metal from Greece!
Review by Mr Athens 79
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