What's Hot
MOST READ
What's Going On

Calendar

Search thousands of events in our database.

Restaurants

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Nightlife

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Orlando Daily Deals powered by ReferLocal

OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook
Print Email

Music

Truckfighters create brisk and moving stoner rock

Album review: Truckfighters’ ‘Universe’

Photo: , License: N/A


Truckfighters
Universe
Fuzzorama Records
★★★★ (out of 5 stars)

Riff god Josh Homme has heaped wildly hyperbolic praise on these guys, so maybe he won’t mind reading that sometimes these Swedes out-Stone the desert king himself. Press play on this bad boy and you’ll see why at the 57-second mark when the guitars kick on “The Chairman.” And there are tons more thick-ribbed, fuzz-revved beefy cuts where that came from, like the minimal muscle of “Prophet,” the motoring thump of “Mind Control” and the voyaging rager “Mastodont” (a playful nod to their Atlanta buds). This is stoner rock that’s brisk and moving, but paced just right so you can feel the full groan and tonnage of each mammoth chop. There are some moments of prog and psych space, but Truckfighters’ beast riffs are where they rule. And you won’t give a shit about anything else when you hear them drop.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus