WHO ARE THEY? A hard-grooving, hard-hitting hard-rock outfit that came roaring out of small-town Pennsylvania nearly a decade ago.
WHAT IS THIS? Their third set of arena-sized anthems forged from canyon-sized riffage, thundering drums, chestbeating vocals and lyrics about alpha dawgs, stoning the devil and being buried in a shallow grave.
WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? A cross between stoner-rock, groove-metal and post-grunge — played by a supergroup featuring members of Clutch, Soundgarden, Wolfmother, Monster Magnet, Audioslave and other testosterone-fuelled sonic behemoths.
WHAT WOULD BE A BETTER TITLE FOR THIS ALBUM? The Mother Of All Brain Damagers.
HOW SHOULD I LISTEN TO IT? While wearing black and moshing in a filthy basement bar.
WHAT 10 WORDS DESCRIBE IT? Meaty, beaty, big, bouncy, fuzzy, mighty, dark, destructive, rugged, turbocharged.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SONGS? Depends on what you’re after. Need something to get your blood pumping and your headbanging? Pick a track, any track. Need something to soothe your soul and cure your insomnia? You’re out of luck, chump.
WHAT WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY? ‘Even if you play this quietly, it sounds like the loudest album ever made.’
HOW OFTEN WILL I LISTEN TO THIS? If any of the bands above are on your hit list, this will get plenty of action on your playlist.
IF THIS ALBUM WERE A SPORT, WHAT SPORT WOULD IT BE? Power lifting.
SHOULD I BUY, STREAM OR STEAL IT? Do you want to be the one that ends up in the shallow grave?