GREEN DESERT WATER “Black Harvest”
By Solomon G
Coming off at first as a more SABBATH-y [early] QOTSA, GREEN DESERT WATER bring truckloads of cool analog effects - and the tone here is muah-chef-kiss excellent. In fact, if this isn’t a mostly analog throughput here, I would be very surprised. Hats off to the engineer.
Haaa - there’s a song called “Too Many Wizards”[!] Admit it - we’ve all thought the same thing.
Dig the cool octave-splitting, catchy as hell, groovy timbre of this one! Not long until the doom comes. Feel that long intro intro; bass with chorus and flange. Take an unexpected left into the 70s and beyond, and then boogie on back to doom, pilgrim - boogie on back to doom.
But can misery rock? Oh, yes the sweet sound of misery - but now with epic rollicking jam outs.
Rubbery riffs, strong hooks - shuffles off to SLEEP town for a visit [again, impeccable tone]; nods to MOTÖRHEAD AND Trower with soulful vox on good ’n’ riffy guitars. Nice, ambiguous finalé, as if there should be a part II…I dig it!
Juan Arias García - fuzz bass
Dani Barcena – drums, percussion
Kike Sanchís – guitars, vocals
Kent Stump - additional guitar
Alvaro Barcena - backing vocals